The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom is a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms compiled by editor Stephen Brennan.
I have two boys. They have always been inquisitive. Being on a boat makes kids curious about the world around them. I had a lot of answers, but they had far more questions. The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge by Chris Dixon and Jeremy Spencer is chock full of answers. If there is a book that every sailor needs it is the “ultimate handbook of nautical knowledge” that has all the ocean facts that you never knew you needed. The prose bounces around from educational to humorous to insightful to familiar. Sit on the deck with a group …
If you like racing sailboats then you will not find a better written or more beautiful book than SAIL – which describes the great races around the world.
The book covers topics about the science of wind and what causes it, and its destructive force on many things it touches – a must read for any sailor!
Finding North is an interesting play on words as author Foy intertwines many aspects of navigation including the history of navigation.
A very practical handbook on splicing modern ropes. It starts with a very good description of the new synthetic fibers and what differentiates them.
The book was well researched and very well written. Ms. Miles does an excellent job intertwining the story of a ship, from its design to its demise…