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Reeds Skipper\u0027s Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat – be they novice or old hand. Tens of thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and refresher whether at sea or on land.\u003c/p\u003e\n\n\n\n\u003ch3\u003eThe Complete Day Skipper - \u003cem\u003eTom Cunliffe\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Complete Day Skipper \u003c/em\u003eis a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper\u0027s growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under power, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems. Eminently readable and very down to earth, this fully revised fifth edition has become required reading for all skippers in their early years as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield. As one of Britain\u0027s best-known instructors and writers on seamanship, Tom Cunliffe provides just the right blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe Complete Yachtmaster - \u003cem\u003eTom Cunliffe\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Complete Yachtmaster\u003c/em\u003e has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.\u0026nbsp;Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. He presents an analysis of a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing and sail trim, the art of seamanship, accurate navigation including chart plotters and PCs, understanding meteorology, heavy weather preparation, understanding yacht stability and coping with emergencies.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Complete Yachtmaster\u003c/em\u003e builds knowledge as it builds sailing confidence, guiding examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship safely to harbour. Required reading for all skippers and budding skippers, both on board or in the classroom.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStress Free Sailing - \u003cem\u003eDuncan Wells\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy definition couples sailing alone have to do everything for themselves. They leave the berth, set the sails, helm the boat, navigate, trim the sails, anchor, pick up mooring buoys, enter harbour, moor up and all without the help of any extra crew. So they need to carry out these manoeuvres efficiently and effectively, with as little physical effort as possible. Stress-free Sailing is the answer to single or short-handed crews\u0027 prayers - a step-by-step handbook addressing the most common sailing situations that anyone cruising will have to manage. Here you will find clever, highly effective and successfully tried and tested shorthanded solutions for dealing with everything from getting off and then back onto the dock in a variety of wind and tide configurations, sail setting and reefing, mooring and anchoring, to sailing in heavy weather and new techniques for man overboard, all clearly illustrated with straightforward diagrams and sequence photos. 21 QR codes dotted throughout the book link to online video demonstrations to bring the techniques to life. As single or short-handers you have to plan carefully, prepare properly and be able to anticipate. This book will be a godsend with its original techniques for coping in every situation.Show less\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStress Free Navigation - \u003cem\u003eDuncan Wells\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou might think stress-free navigation sounds like an impossible paradox. But it need not be. All boaters, whether under sail or under power, need to be able to navigate safely on the water - both to keep themselves and their crew out of trouble and to avoid endangering others. Yet navigation has often been presented almost as a black art - complicated, full of tricky maths, and with alien concepts to get your head around. Step in \u0027Mr Stress-Free\u0027: having in his previous books presented techniques for sailing and motorboating in an accessible, manageable fashion, Duncan Wells now turns his attention to navigation. He makes concepts easy to understand and the practice of navigation perfectly achievable for all - with minimum stress. The book covers the basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, and progresses through more advanced techniques for experienced navigators, so that there is something for everyone, whatever their skill level. Diagrams, quick-reference tables and flowcharts, explanatory step-by-step photographs, box features, top tips and QR codes - giving access to explanatory videos - are all features that have been much appreciated by readers of Duncan\u0027s other top-selling titles.Show less\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRYA Weather - \u003cem\u003eChris Tibbs\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are doing an RYA course or are simply seeking to gain a greater understanding of the weather, this edition of the RYA Weather Handbook (which covers the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) is full of practical and useful information, on aspects such as theory, weather charts, clouds, predicting the wind, and the technology used in sourcing meteorological information.This edition provides more information than ever before about where to obtain forecasts, the growing use of technology in forecasting weather and obtaining up-to-date information and in particular monitoring the tell-tale signs around you for any indication that the weather may not be doing what was forecast.The areas that have been substantially updated and enhanced with additional content are:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003eTropical weather (hurricanes, cyclones and sailing in the tropics)\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eClimate change\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eNew technology\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe illustrations have also been completely modernised and the look and feel of the layout has benefitted from an overall redesign, making even the most complicated subject easily understandable.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow To Read Water - \u003cem\u003eTristan Gooley\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRead the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian—with a little help from expert navigator Tristan Gooley, \u003cem\u003eNew York Times\u003c/em\u003e-bestselling author of \u003cem\u003eThe Secret World of Weather \u003c/em\u003eand \u003cem\u003eThe Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDistilled from his far-flung adventures—sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard—Gooley shares hundreds of techniques in \u003cem\u003eHow to Read Water\u003c/em\u003e. Readers will:\u003cbr\u003e \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003eFind north using puddles\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eForecast the weather from waves\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eDecode the colors of ponds\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eSpot dangerous water in the dark\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eDecipher wave patterns on beaches, and more!\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eSailing Adventure books\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTaking on The World - \u003cem\u003eEllen MacArthur\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting\u0027s toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it\u0027s heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything!\u003cbr\u003eThis is her story, written in true Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer.\u003cbr\u003ePassionate, dramatic and and deeply affecting, her story will move and inspire all who read it.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCape Horn to Starboard - \u003cem\u003eJohn Kretcshmer\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA story of college-dropout John Kretschmer\u0027s quixotic voyage to retrace the route of the clipper ships, from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn. This \u0027doubling the Horn\u0027, as it was called, was a formidable challenge to ships exceeding two hundred feet in length, as they routinely battled headwinds of fifty knots and mountainous seas.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA Race Too Far - \u003cem\u003eChris Eakin\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1968, the \u003cem\u003eSunday Times\u003c/em\u003e organised the Golden Globe race - an incredible test of endurance never before attempted – a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop, going into port for repairs or supplies would mean disqualification.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis remarkable challenge inspired the daring to enter – with or without sailing experience. \u003cem\u003eA Race Too Far\u003c/em\u003e is the story of how the race unfolded, and how it became a tragedy for many involved.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOf the nine sailors who started the race, four realised the madness of the undertaking and pulled out within weeks. The remaining five each have their own remarkable story. Chay Blyth, fresh from rowing the Atlantic with John Ridgway, had no sailing experience but managed to sail round the Cape of Good Hope before retiring. Nigel Tetley sank whilst in the lead with 1,100 nautical miles to go, surviving but dying in tragic circumstances two years later. Donald Crowhurst began showing signs of mental illness and tried to fake around the world voyage. His boat was discovered adrift in an apparent suicide, but his body was never found. Bernard Moitessier abandoned the race whilst in a strong position and carried on to Tahiti, where he settled and fathered a child by a local woman despite having a wife and family in Paris. Robin Knox-Johnston was the only one to complete the race.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt has undoubtedly become the most legendary of modern stories of men pitting themselves against the sea. Forty years on, Chris Eakin recreates the drama of the epic race, talking to all those touched by the tragedies surrounding the Golden Globe: the survivors, the widows and the children of those who died. It is a book that both evokes the primary wonder of the adventure itself and reflects on what it has come to mean to both those involved and the rest of us in the forty years since.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSwell - \u003cem\u003eLiz Clark\u0026nbsp;\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eChasing a dream is never easy, but if you go far enough, it will set you free.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCaptain Liz Clark spent her youth dreaming of traveling the world by sailboat and surfing remote waves. When she was 22, she met a mentor who helped turn her desire into reality. Embarking on an adventure that most only fantasize about, she set sail from Santa Barbara, California, as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, \u003cem\u003eSwell\u003c/em\u003e, headed south in search of surf, self, and the wonder and learning that lies beyond the unbroken horizon.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn true stories overflowing with wild waves and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, of relationships sweet and sour, of nature\u0027s marvels and colorful cultures, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail in this memoir, sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth and commitment to living in harmony with it. She witnesses how her dream leads her to understanding the unity of all things.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMore than 10 years, 20,000 miles, countless adventures, and one cat later, she\u0027s still out there.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSailing, Yachts and Yarns - \u003cem\u003eTom Cunliffe\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSailing, Yachts and Yarns is a selection of Tom Cunliffe’s funniest, wisest and most thought-provoking writing from the pages of Yachting Monthly. Tom’s love of language and sense of humour shine through as he recalls the wealth of sinners and saints he has met on docksides from Southampton to South America, Greenwich to Greenland and Newtown to New York. He has a gift for capturing the magic of sail and finding pearls of practical wisdom in the most unlikely nautical adventures. Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a lively miscellany of a wit, wisdom and wonder.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt will make you laugh and make you think – and make you want to cast off to enjoy the delights of life afloat.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf full members would like to recommend any great sailing books please leave details in the comments below.\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":"rgb(232, 234, 238)","ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":"linear-gradient(rgb(232, 234, 238), rgb(232, 234, 238))"},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"PaddingLeft":null,"PaddingTop":null,"PaddingRight":null,"PaddingBottom":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":"#ffffff","ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":"linear-gradient(#ffffff, #ffffff)"}}],"PageURL":"https://www.londonsailing.club/Cms/Spaces/DEFAULT/Reading+List?version=17","AllVersions":[{"ID":24,"Name":"v1 - Sailors Library - Rob Martineau - 20/03/2021 11:30"},{"ID":25,"Name":"v2 - Sailors\u0027 Library - Rob Martineau - 20/03/2021 11:30"},{"ID":29,"Name":"v3 - Library - Rob Martineau - 20/03/2021 16:31"},{"ID":32,"Name":"v4 - Library - Rob Martineau - 20/03/2021 23:21"},{"ID":59,"Name":"v5 - Library - Rob Martineau - 22/03/2021 14:28"},{"ID":111,"Name":"v6 - Useful reading - Rob Martineau - 17/10/2021 08:48"},{"ID":142,"Name":"v7 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 18/10/2021 12:50"},{"ID":143,"Name":"v8 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 18/10/2021 13:01"},{"ID":159,"Name":"v9 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 10/11/2021 12:46"},{"ID":160,"Name":"v10 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 10/11/2021 12:48"},{"ID":161,"Name":"v11 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 10/11/2021 12:49"},{"ID":166,"Name":"v12 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 12/11/2021 16:13"},{"ID":187,"Name":"v13 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 29/11/2021 07:51"},{"ID":188,"Name":"v14 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 29/11/2021 08:09"},{"ID":189,"Name":"v15 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 29/11/2021 08:12"},{"ID":190,"Name":"v16 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 29/11/2021 08:15"},{"ID":215,"Name":"v17 - Reading List - Rob Martineau - 16/01/2022 16:55"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanCopy":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}