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Book Feature: 'RYA Offshore Sailing' By Rob Tickner/Sail-World Cruising, 7:36 PM Mon 28 Nov 2011
A couple of weeks ago we ran a feature on RYA's excellent treatise on Passage Planning. This week there's another guide from the RYA for cruising sailors, this time on offshore sailing in general, written by experienced sailor in many of the world's waters, Dick McClary. If you're just beginning to poke the bow of the boat into the ocean, 'RYA Offshore Sailing' could be a handy acquisition. ...[more]

Book Feature: Two new books from the authors of 'Two's a Crew' By Nancy Knudsen, 3:57 PM Sun 27 Nov 2011
First there is the adventure tale in Australia's Southern Ocean, sailing where even few Australian cruising sailors go, then there is the companion practical book, the result of a lifetime of sailing. Here are two new books from the authors of 'Two's a Crew', Jack and Jude Binder. ...[more]

Book of the Week: RYA Passage Planning By Rob Tickner, 9:10 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
Planning, planning, planning. One of the great arts of seamanship. No sea voyage, whether long or short, offshore or within sight of land, should go ahead without adequate planning and this book is your perfect companion to help you prepare thoroughly before setting off. ...[more]

Book of the Week: DIY guide to replacing your boat's engine By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:54 PM Tue 15 Nov 2011
There's nothing worse than instruction manuals which read as though they were written badly in another language and then translated by a someone who doesn't understand the subject. If this frustrates you too, then you'll relate to this book. It is a practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's engine, aimed at the DIY boat repairer. ...[more]

Book Feature: 'The Somali Pirates' aka 'Deadly Waters' By Sail-World Cruising, 11:49 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Are you fascinated by modern-day pirates? Then this might just be the book for you. Somali pirates have for many years terrorised long range cruising sailors with robbing and looting, but the game changed radically in the last year or two, with kidnapping, ransom demands and murder. Author Jay Bahadur, who has spent months infiltrating the world of the Somali Pirate, gives us a close-up look ...[more]

Book of the Week: Two's a Crew by Jack and Jude Binder By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:14 PM Fri 23 Sep 2011
Now in its second edition, Two’s a Crew is a cruising narrative by Jack and Jude Binder of their circumnavigation of Australia between February 2007 and June 2009. As they say in their first chapter, the story really starts many years before. ...[more]

Book Review: Small Boat to Freedom By Rob Tickner, 3:08 PM Wed 29 Jun 2011
Not everyone is prepared to resign from a perfectly good job, sell off the family real estate, ask their spouse and teenage son to board a 31-foot performance cruising yacht, and then set sail for a questionable financial future in another country, in the opposite hemisphere. ...[more]

Book of the Week: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain: By Maryglenn McCombs, , 12:10 PM Fri 10 Jun 2011
If you love both eating and sailing this might be the book for you: Victoria Allman, yacht chef to the rich and famous, has published a new book, SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain. It is a tantalizing travel adventure tale. ...[more]

Book Review:'Sailing, Yachts and Yarns' by Tom Cunliffe. By Rob Tickner, 6:52 AM Sun 15 May 2011
'Sailing, Yachts and Yarns' is a treasure chest of nautical wit and wisdom. Tom Cunliffe has chosen the very best of his writing for Yachting Monthly magazine to ensure a lively mix of anecdote, opinion and instruction. ...[more]

Book of the Week: 'Shooting Stars and Flying Fish' By Des Ryan, 9:08 AM Thu 5 May 2011
When Nancy Knudsen and her architect husband Ted Nobbs decide to escape their high-pressure corporate lives and follow a dream of sailing around the world together, little do they guess where their journey will lead them and the strange events which are to turn their lives upside-down. ...[more]

'Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas By Zeke Barlow, VCStar/Sail-World Cruising, , 5:39 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
While 15-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is still amble-sailing her way around the world, 16-year-old American sailor Abby Sunderland, who had to be rescued from the South Indian Ocean in her non-stop attempt has written a book about her attempt at the 'youngest' record. Just released, it's called 'Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas.' ...[more]

Book of the Week: Batavia, gripping, horrifying, the best read! By Rob Tickner/Sail-World Cruising, 10:14 AM Tue 5 Apr 2011
The story of the Batavia must be one of the most fascinating, if horrifying sailing shipwreck stories of all time. It combines a tale of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, love, lust, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, natural nobility, survival, retribution, rescue, first contact with native peoples with the unlikely tale of the birth of the world's first corporation ...[more]

2011-2012 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands - out now By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:42 PM Mon 28 Mar 2011
2011-2012 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands by Nancy and Simon Scott, the fifteenth edition of this popular cruising guide, is out now. It has been completely re-designed and updated in its style, with more Virgin Island photography and full color detailed anchorage charts. ...[more]

Sailing in my Sarong By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 11:45 AM Mon 28 Mar 2011
Linda and Bill Anderson are a sailing couple who are living proof that it’s never too late to fulfill your dream. After 30 years of fantasising about sailing around the world, they finally set sail on an action packed voyage that would take two years to complete and cover Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Grenada, Colombia, Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu. They crossed the equator four times ...[more]

Book of the Week: 'Just Sea and Sky' by Ben Pester By Rob Tickner, 4:34 PM Fri 4 Feb 2011
Today setting out to sail to the other side of the world without GPS, electronics, radio or an EPIRB would be considered downright irresponsible. This charming just-published account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1955 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had none of the mod cons that we take for granted today. ...[more]

New Book of the Week: The Boy Behind the Gate By Nancy Knudsen, 7:44 AM Sat 29 Jan 2011
We first came into contact with Larry and Ken when we were anchored in Mykonos and noticed what good sailors they were arriving into the bay on their yacht Julia - but we didn't meet. Half a world away we ran into them again, in Bonaire, and enjoyed sailing and playing together until the Pacific. I just knew his book would be a good one, because Larry never does anything by halves... ...[more]

Book of the Week: 'Boatnuts loose in the Caribbean' By Lee Mylchreest, , 11:28 AM Sun 23 Jan 2011
Do you love reading other people's sailing stories? Here's another, 'Boatnuts loose in the Caribbean', a circumnavigation of the Caribbean by Bob and Norma Morris in their 1992 Island Packet 44, called Happy Ours. Their circumnavigation of the Caribbean took eight happy years, so as you can tell, they weren't racing! You can buy it online. ...[more]

The amazing history of the world's oldest active sailing ship By Des Ryan, , 6:54 AM Sun 16 Jan 2011
If you believe the Guinness Book of Records, the full-rigged iron windjammer Star of India is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. She was built in 1863, making her an amazing 148 years old, and still sailing! Her home these days is the San Diego Maritime Museum in California, USA, but that's not to imply that she's moribund. ...[more]

Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book By Rob Tickner, 6:30 AM Sat 8 Jan 2011
When sailors go cruising in idyllic circumstances we often dinghy to a beach to start exploring or provisioning. We also swim from those beaches, let our kids play on them and go trailing along the edge of the water. But just how much do we understand about the beach and its potential hazards? Types of waves and how they break, tides, currents, dangerous rips and why some beaches are safer? ...[more]

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