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Government Publication Admiralty Maritime Communications Caribbean including Florida This Admiralty publication is a reference book that has been discontinued without replacement since 2009, but I'll still keep my old copy aboard. Originally Nathaniel Bowditch, LL. An excellent reference book which every boat should have aboard. Clifford W. Alan Watts Basic windcraft: Using the wind for sailing A good starter book on wind and weather. Bobby Schenk Blauwassersegeln German Bobby Schenk is the most well-known and respected German author on blue water sailing and the book goes into detail on all aspects of blue water sailing and world cruising, starting with the appropriate ship and gear selection and finishing with tactics and routing. While I'll never race sailboats it does go into detail about crew, material, weather and other issues at sea and the points to consider are also valid for a cruiser and remain as valid today as they were 25 years ago. Jeremy Howard-Williams The Care and Repair of Sails While the book is older and doesn't cover very modern sails, it is an excellent reference work for anyone looking into maintaining and repair sails and canvas aboard a sailboat. It turns out that this book has become one of my favorite technical sailing books. Not only does he cover a wide range of topics related to rigging but his writing style makes the book easy and fun to read. This book should be read by anyone with interest in lines of any type.

Jeremy Howard-Williams The Care and Repair of Sails While the book is older and doesn't cover very modern sails, it is an excellent reference work for anyone looking into maintaining and repair sails and canvas aboard a sailboat.

It turns out that this book has become one of my favorite technical sailing books. Not only does he cover a wide range of topics related to rigging but his writing style makes the book easy and fun to read.

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This book should be read by anyone with interest in lines of any type. Jeff Toghill Complete Sailing Manual I have to admit that I can't recall the details on this book, and as of this writing I'm far away from the boat library and can't refresh my impressions.

I'll do that when I'm back aboard. This is not because the book is badly written or incomplete, but it fits into the 'beginner' category and I would d rank it high in that category. It covers all of the major aspects of sailing but due to the breadth of material the details and depth of explanation is limited. A great starting book for sailors, but nothing to keep onboard. It is an excellent reference book for all topics and well-written and easy to understand. This is one book that I frequently refer to and should be aboard any boat.

John Mellor Cruising - A Skipper's Guide A thin and concise paperback written for the skipper of a boat with small crew. While not covering subjects in great detail, the author does touch upon the significant factors and does a good job of explaining expectations. Not necessarily a reference work, it is worthwhile reading nonetheless. John Rousmaniere, editor Desirable and Undesirable Characteristics of Offshore Yachts A wonderfully instructive book with articles written by experts on what to look for and look out for in yachts intended to go offshore.

Don Seddon Diesel Troubleshooter 2nd Edition This is a valuable addition to the ship library as it goes into nitty-gritty detail on the diesel engine without requiring that one is a dyed-in-the-wool gearhead. Norman L. Skene Elements of Yachts Design This is one of the classic books of Yachts design was originally published in 1938; while the book is a new issue with an introduction, the text is the original.

Materials and processes for yacht making have changed so much since the book was written that much of the technical information is no longer applicable. Nonetheless the elements of style and use of mathematics for designing many of the parts of boats remain valid today. I enjoyed reading it but found that the information contained in Principles of Yacht Design was much more useful and interesting.

Adrian Morgan editor Essential Sailing Destinations: The world's most spectacular cruising areas A colorful volume ideal for reading at home during cold and rainy winter nights. Chris Santella Fifty Places to SAIL before you die A fun book to read while planning on where to cruise, detailing a number of out-of-the-way destinations which one is unlikely to visit but can always dream about. It covers just about everything in sufficient scope and detail to remain a valuable addition to any shipboard library.

Hal Roth Handling Storms at Sea the 5 secrets of heavy weather sailing An excellent book describing the progression of steps one can take as the weather at sea gets progressively worse. Full of more reference material than opinions it makes fine reading and is very thought-provoking and a book that I would recommend others to read.

This paperback volume is a great reference work when it comes to thinking about heavy weather sailing and setting the boat up. Tom has many years experience in sailing and this is reflected in the no-nonsense writing in this book, but many of the approaches detailed are limited to the more classic yacht heavier with full keel than what I am sailing and thus cannot be used.

But apart from those aspects I can recommend this book as a concise and succinct one on storms afloat. Peter Bruce Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing 6th edition Adlard Coles OBE, died 1985 wrote 3 editions of this classic tome and there is not a doubt in my mind that the 6th edition will not be the last. While this book might be somewhat overkill for the dinghy boater, I feel that no sailor should venture far from the docks without having read this book; it is the best book that I've seen on this subject bar none.

Hal Roth How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail Another worthwhile book where I tended to form different conclusions than the author but only when it comes to matters of taste and preference - his experience is vast and the facts are well presented and overall this is a book which can be re-read several times and where one gleans a bit more knowledge on each pass.

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Colin Jarman Knots in Use I have a lot trouble learning and remembering knots, so I have several books on the subject and take a bit from each. This is a small book but with excellent illustrations. Egmont M. His videos are excellent and easy to follow. Charles J. Doane The modern Cruising Sailboat This big hardcover written in 2010 is a comprehensive guide to modern cruising sailboats, both monohulls and catamarans.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and pretty much devoured in just a couple of sessions; with the exception of the gallery of 40 recommended boats which, as the author predicted might happen, I didn't agree with. This is a book that I can recommend anyone either thinking of cruising or planning on purchasing a boat either for the first time or upgrading to a new one.

Steve Sleight The New Complete Sailing Manual This is an excellent reference book which, while accessible to novices, covers sailing everything from dinghies to ocean cruisers. This is one of the books that I'll grab out of the shelf first when I have to look something up. I even bought the German translation and enjoyed reading through that, at least until I realized that I had a duplicate book.

Tom Cunliffe Ocean Sailing This small paperback is written expressly for those intending on sailing out of sight of land. The majority of the book is filled with information on navigation using classical means on ocean passages, but also touches upon weather and passage planning.

I don't quite feel ready to correctly learn how to use my sextant, but when I do I know that I'll be delving into this book again. John Roberts Optimize your Cruising Sailboat This paperback book was a bit of a disappointment as it covered, on the whole, mainly cosmetic modifications that can be made to production boats and didn't yield much material for thought. Step 5 Bring the MOB aboard over the side or through the open transom, taking care not to bear away as you do so.

If the sail flaps to leeward you are in the right place. If still powered up, bear away and try again a little further on. If you find you are head to wind, sail past and tack round to try again on the opposite tack.

Catamarans Take great care not to capsize the cat after someone has fallen overboard. You may find yourself separated from your sailing partner and unable to right the boat Many catamarans require two people to recover from a capsize In addition, a capsized cat may blow downwind faster than you can swim. Boats with Racks or Wings If your boat has racks, most techniques remain the same.

It is often easier to re-board the boat through the transom. Extra consideration is required when coming alongside. If coming alongside an inflatable safety boat, rest the rack on the tubes for stability. Seamanship Skills 1 Gybe around This is a more reliable method of turning without proper jib control.

Recover the MOB over the forward beam between the two hulls.

An exhausted MOB may find it easier to climb over the back beam If your boat has racks and you are alongside an inflatable, ask the crew to sit on the rack and tube, locking the two boats together.

Sailing in Adverse Conditions Sailing Without a Rudder This exercise introduces important principles of boat control, and may be useful if you have a broken rudder. The boat is steered by altering the balance and sail setting.

Practise in a clear area with a steady and light wind. This manoeuvre is not possible in catamarans. Sheet the mainsail in to luff up. Heel to leeward to luff up. Sheet the jib in to bear away. Heel to windward to bear away. Before you start, raise the board by one third. Reef the mainsail if necessary. Steer the boat using the following controls: To avoid over-steering, practise by controlling jib and mainsail and balancing yourself. Learn to work with the crew later. See Performance Sailing on page 76 for more information.

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Seamanship Skills 1 Sailing Without a Centreboard If the centreboard is lost or damaged you will need to use another method to help the boat point to windward and minimise leeway. The easiest way is to move your weight to the bow, sinking the 'V' section down to act as an improvised board.

The boat will not point as high and will make greater leeway, but some progress to windward is possible using this technique. Sailing Backwards Sailing backwards can be really useful when leaving a crowded windward shore. Start with the boat stationary and directly head to wind, usually with the centreboard half down. Push the boom out against the shroud and back the mainsail. The sail will turn the stern away from the side it is set and drive the boat backwards. Counter the turn with a little rudder, tiller pushed away from the boom.

Keep your weight towards the bow to lift the transom clear. To sail forwards, move the tiller towards the boom and sheet in main and jib. Straighten the tiller as the boat gathers way. If you do get to the stage where you know the boat is going to capsize, try to step over and onto the centre board to avoid the inversion altogether.

However, an inverted capsize should be a straightforward problem...... Most modern boats have self draining cockpits and will probably have no effective air pocket underneath once inverted. While likely to require bailing once uprighted, more traditional designs will probably retain an air void once inverted In the photograph above, the crew have moved to the stern in order to remain clear if the boat inverts.

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The crew is in a safe position to watch the helm onto the centreboard, where she can stabilise the boat on its side. If you do not, you will almost certainly lose control of the righted boat or damage the spinnaker. If the boat does invert both crew and helm move to the windward side and lean back on the centreboard, using a jib sheet to assist if necessary. Once the centreboard is within reach, the heavier person should climb onto it and bring the mast horizontal, pointing downwind.

Once the boat is stable in a horizontal position, the lighter person goes into the boat via the stern to drop the spinnaker and release kicker and mainsheet. Free the spinnaker halyard and carefully pull the downhaul to lower the spinnaker into the chute. If your boat has bags instead of a chute, gather the spinnaker using the upper sheet and then one side of the sail, stowing it in the upper bag.