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Advanced Racing Tactics
Stuart H. Walker / Paperback / Published 1992

Around the Buoys : A Manual of Sailboat Racing Tactics and Strategies
Michael, Jr. Huck, et al / Paperback / Published 1994

Championship Tactics : How Anyone Can Sail Faster, Smarter and Win Races
Gary Jobson, et al / Hardcover / Published 1990Fastnet, Force 10
John Rousmaniere / Hardcover / Published 1980

Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing
Steve Colgate, Stephen Colgate / Hardcover / Published 1996

For all sailors – novices and experienced hands alike, Steve Colgate has prepared a revised and updated edition of his acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing. Founder and CEO of one of the best known sailing schools in the United States, Colgate has distilled from his years of teaching a text that reduces the techniques of sailing to basic, simple principles.

The New Book of Sail Trim
Ken Textor (Editor), Ken Textor Ed. / Paperback / Published 1995

Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing : 2017-2020 Rules
Paul Elvstrom, Soren Krause (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1997

Quarrie on Racing (Tips from the Top)
Stuart Quarrie / Paperback / Published 1997

Race Winning Strategies : Smart Lessons With Deep Dakron
Tom Linskey, Tadami Takahashi / Paperback / Published 1995

Rig Your Dinghy Right : A Design and Installation Guide for Racing Sailors
John Hodgart, Mark Chisnell / Paperback / Published 1994

Sail Like a Champion
Dennis Conner, Michael Levitt / Hardcover / Published 1992

Conner offers a definitve guide packed with useful information
on everything from boat building to safety to sailing tactics. A good companion for avid recreational sailors, club racers, and competitive sailors of all levels. Includes diagrams and photographs.

Sail, Race and Win : Developing a Winning Attitude
Eric Twiname, Cathy Foster / Paperback / Published 1993

A Sailor’s Guide to Regatta Preparation : For Better Results in Dinghy, Keelboat and One-Design Racing
Mark Chisnell / Paperback / Published 1997

The Sea Never Changes : My Singlehanded Trimaran Race Around the World
Olivier De Kersauson, Olivier De Ketsauson / Paperback / Published 1992

The Tactics of Small Boat Racing
Stuart H. Walker, Carol H. Little (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1991

The Winner’s Guide to Optimist Sailing
Gary Jobson, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

A manual for parents, coaches, and kids aged eight to fifteen who are learning to sail the Optimist–the standard beginner’s boat used in community and yacht club programs nationwide. The Winner’s Guide to Optimist Sailing contains information young sailors need to rig, sail, and race their boats well. 100 photos & line drawings.

A Sail for All Seasons : Cruising and Racing Sail Tips
Ian Nicolson / Paperback / Published 1998

Sailor’s Wind
Stuart H. Walker / Hardcover / Published 1998

Yacht Racing for Beginners (Jeff Toghill’s Sailing School)
Jeff Toghill / Paperback / Published 1986


Survival at Sea
Adrift – 117 Days Adrift
Tristan Jones / Paperback / Published 1992

Albatross : The True Story of a Woman’s Survival at Sea
Deborah Scaling Kiley, et al / Hardcover / Published 1994



All in the Same Boat : Family Living Aboard and Cruising
Tom Neale / Hardcover / Published 1997

Tom Neale’s description of the sober realities of cruising life
are enough to talk the faint of heart or the misdirected out of it before they make a big mistake. As the book progresses, Tom’s contagious enthusiasm becomes more and more apparent. He writes in an easy style with wry humor. His advice is well thought
out, accurate and should be considered “Cruising 101.”

Choosing for Cruising : Selecting and Equipping a Boat for Local, Coastal or Worldwide Cruising
R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson, Bruce Roberts-Goodson / Hardcover / Published 1998

J. D. Sleightholme / Paperback / Published 1986

Cruising Cuisine : Fresh Food from the Galley
Kay Pastorius, Hal Pastorius (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1997

A book for easy and tasty mess deck treats. The author features entrees, appetizers, marinades, and mouthwatering desserts. Turning each page opens a new slant to what used to be the same old dish.


Cruising for Cowards Strategies, Boats and Equipment Preferred by Experienced Cruisers
Liza Copeland, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

Sailing Fundamentals
A systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising.
Gary Jobson / Paperback / Published 2005

The Cruising Multihull
Chris White / Paperback / Published 1996

Cruising With Children
Gwenda Cornell / Paperback / Published 1992

The Cruising Woman’s Advisor : How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life
Diana B. Jessie / Paperback / Published 1997

This isn’t a “How to Sail” book. Diana Jessie answers many questions that are not addressed in other cruising books. The topics aren’t just for women either. She discusses every day events that are encountered in the cruising lifestyle such as: how to dispose of trash, how you interact daily with your crew and with other boats, how to make the adjustment, and much more. She utilized the experiences of 21 participants, experienced women cruisers/sailors, for the research and background of the book.

Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing
Steve Colgate, Stephen Colgate / Hardcover / Published 1996

Dolphins Under my Bed
Sandra Clayton, Published 2011

This is not a how-to book. It’s a what-it’s-like book, by someone who was initially a very reluctant sailing wife but ended up spending six years aboard and cruising 28 countries. It is also by someone who met a lot of sailors who dearly wanted their wives to sail with them and it’s a book that both men and women are enjoying. To view excerpts, you can click on the author’s website;

The Great Cruising Cookbook : An International Galley Guide
John C. Payne / Hardcover / Published 1996

The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Miami: The Complete Cockpit Cruising Guide, Sixth Edition
Jan Moeller, et al / Paperback / Published 1992

Long-Distance Cruising : The Ocean Sailing Handbook
Bobby Schenk / Hardcover / Published 1995

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals
Rick White, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

Ocean Cruising on a Budget
Anne Hammick / Paperback / Published 1997

Safety Preparations for Cruising
Jeremy R. Hood / Hardcover / Published 1997

The Sailor’s Assistant : Reference Data for Maintenance, Repair, & Cruising
John Vigor / Hardcover / Published 1997

Sensible Cruising : The Thoreau Approach : A Philosophic and Practical Approach to Cruising
Don Casey, et al / Paperback / Published 1995

Spray : The Ultimate Cruising Boat
R. Bruce Roberts-Goodson / Hardcover / Published 1995

World Cruising Handbook
Jimmy Cornell, Doina Cornell / Hardcover / Published 1996

This is the kind of book librarians should know about, even if they do not purchase it for their libraries. Aimed primarily at the yachting and cruising community, it gives precise information on ports of entry, regulations, fees, visa or passport requirements,
docking and repair facilities, and other items of interest to sailors. The coverage is the entire world, including the U.S. Preliminary pages cover three topics: formalities, health precautions, and communications, this last dealing with ship-to-shore radio, the use of satellites for long-distance communication, and search-and-rescue operations. The remainder of the book is divided into 12 chapters, parceling out the world in maritime rather than political divisions,
such as the North Pacific Islands, or the North Indian Ocean and Red Sea.

Cruising 101: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Paradise
Amy L. Sullivan, Kevin J. Donnelly / Paperback / Published 1997

Cruising 101 serves as both a reality check and a teaser for
those who have ever dreamed of charting their own course, pulling up anchor, and setting sail into the sunset. The authors take
us through their experiences of preparing their 30-foot sloop, Free Fall, for a 16-month cruise along the west coast of Mexico. “Of the dozens of books we have
read, only a few touch on what we now consider the most important piece of equipment a dreamer-turned-doer can take aboard, a positive and flexible attitude.” The authors provide insights like this as they explore important considerations such as on-board relationships, options for budget cruisers, getting the vessel ready for departure, equipping the vessel, food provisioning, and cruising etiquette.


Knowledge and Lore

 Sailing for Dummies
J. J. and Peter Isler/ Published 2006

Learn Sailing Right
US Sailing National Standard for small boat sailing instruction . Copyright 2008

Don’t be Intimidated. The Islers lay things our in easily undertstood format and US Sailing covers all the basics in a well illustrated and well sequenced approach..