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Best Sailing Books That You Need

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Sailing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Escape from the Ordinary (2018)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedCome along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the Escape they imagined. This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams.  Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.   “Secretly, we wish we had it in us,…
Author(s): JULIE BRADLEY

2. Sailing Made Easy (2010)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedThe book is the most comprehensive education and boating safety learn-to-sail guide to date. Incorporated in the textbook are useful illustrations and exceptional photographs of complex sailing concepts. There are also quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a glossary to help those new to sailing to navigate their way through the extensive nautical terminology….
Author(s): The American Sailing Association ASA

3. Sailing For Dummies (2006)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedInterested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A…
Author(s): J. J. Isler, Peter Isler

4. Sailing Fundamentals (2005)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedWith over 150 line drawings and photographs, and clear, detailed coursework covering every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—Sailing Fundamentals is the authoritative text designed to prepare the learning sailor for certification according to international standards.Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals is the official learn-to-sail manual of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Sailing Fundamentals is also used in the programs of yacht clubs,…
Author(s): Gary Jobson

5. Philosophy of Sailing: Offshore in Search of the Universe (2018)

Best Sailing Books That You Need“Something is out there that doesn’t have a name,” writes veteran sailor and writer Christian Williams as he invites us along once again on a 5,000-mile voyage of discovery around the North Pacific. Equipped with a new boat, a well-stocked toolbox and the entire history of philosophic thought, he takes us as crew through squalls and calms deep into a laboratory of the universe that exists only out of sight of land. Funny, erudite and at times deeply personal, “Philosophy of Sailing” explores who we are and how encounters with the unknown can be a path to revelation and joy. With 20,000 miles at sea,…
Author(s): Christian Williams

6. Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques (2015)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedThe vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, needing to carry out all maneuvers and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, navigation, sail handling, anchoring, and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with a minimum of physical effort (to conserve energy). But most sailing technique books assume a crew of three or four, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and providing clever, original, highly…
Author(s): Duncan Wells

7. Cruising Catamarans Made Easy (2016)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedThe official manual for the ASA cruising catamarans course….
Author(s): American Sailing Association

8. Coastal Cruising Made Easy (2012)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedCoastal Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103), but also the definitive go-to resource for all sailors who enjoy cruising and destination oriented sailing. The text is published in full color and contains striking sailing photography from well-known photographer Billy Black, and world-class illustrations from award-winning illustrator Peter Bull. One of the text’s most distinguishing features is its user friendly “spreads” in which instructional topics are self-contained on opposing pages…
Author(s): American Sailing Association

9. Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing (The Small Boat Certification Series) (2008)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedUS Sailing training programs are designed to help you join the ranks of the hundreds of thousands of adults and youths who have learned to sail on the lakes, rivers, bays and coasts of the United States. This and other books in the certification series are designed to present the information you need to get the most out of sailing. The series will be a convenient reference before and after your times on the water. Like all pursuits, sailing has its own set of skills and maneuvers that need to be learned and practiced. This book teaches you how to feel comfortable as skipper or crew and gives you…
Author(s): Sheila McCurdy, National Faculty, Andy German, et al.

10. Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat (2017)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedI went from working 60 hours a week and getting nowhere to working three months a year and going everywhere. Now, I survive off the grid and close to nature, the way we were intended to live: free Throughout my 20s, my 30s and 40s, I worked various construction jobs, lived in the Caribbean aboard a sailboat, owned a restaurant, got married and divorced, and raised two kids. There were highs and lows, but one constant: I spent a lot of time working, working, and working some more – and still stressing about money. Finally, in 2013, I spent $12,500 to buy a sturdy 39-foot Ericson sailboat that…
Author(s): Captain Mark J. Reinhardt

11. Sailing: The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands (2018)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedWith Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense fashion—just the way he’s done so successfully for decades at his Boston Sailing Center, and more recently, his St. Thomas Sailing Center. The essential information in this book is comprehensive, effectively reinforced, and clarified with more than…
Author(s): Dave Franzel

12. Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power: High Winds, Current, Tight Marina, Backing In? No Problems! (2016)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedIf you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current. Just one ding can cost hundreds of dollars and worse than that, major embarrassment.The experts at NauticEd offer a painless solution with this concise series of practice exercises using real maneuvering techniques—with clear explanations on how you can always be in full control or your boat in the marina. Once you master these exercises, you will confidently maneuver your sailboat in any marina in the world under whatever conditions are thrown at you.Grab this…
Author(s): Grant Headifen

13. Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Sailing (2005)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedAimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. Cartoons by SAIL Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne enliven the text. A comprehensive appendix covers some 50 technical topics….
Author(s): John Vigor

14. Sailing Alone Around the World (2018)

Best Sailing Books That You NeedA classic tale of the world’s first solo circumnavigation. Must read for all wanderers, sailors, and lovers of adventure….
Author(s): Joshua Slocum

15. Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever (2015)

Best Sailing Books That You Need‘Don’t even think of buying a boat until you have read this book’. – Tom Cunliffe (legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster). The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal, it goes largely unquestionedThis book hopes to change all that.If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own yacht, this book is packed with practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away forever……
Author(s): Rick Page, Jasna Tuta

Discover the best Sailing in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. So, this is not a “top eight” sailing books, it’s just eight great sailing books. If you feel like we left a good one off the list then share your favorites in the comments – the criteria is that the book is about a particular voyage or sailing adventure. Her father gave her rebellious kid a BEST SAILING BOOKS. Whether you’re looking to do some armchair sailing during the off-season or stocking up your floating library with sailing stories for summer cruising, these are the best sailing books for adventure and inspiration. The sailing book which first fired up my enthusiasm to go cruising was Bill Robinson’s ‘Deep Water and Shoal’ with its inspiring foreword by Weston Martyr about savaging the bowler hat, telling the 7.35 from Sunningdale to get stuffed, then go and do as Bill did and sail round the world with no money. What started you off?

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some sailing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Robotic Sailing 2017: Proceedings of the 10th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Author(s): Kjell Ivar Øvergård (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204122

Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening

Author(s): Liz Clark, Daniella Manini
Publisher: Patagonia, Year: 2018, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2221197

Sailing Routes in the World of Computation

Author(s): Florin Manea, Russell G. Miller, Dirk Nowotka
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252307

Robotic Sailing 2016: Proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Author(s): José C. Alves, Nuno A. Cruz (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1594597

ocean rowing sailing boat yacht sailboat plan plans

Author(s): duckworks
Publisher: duckworks, Year: 2017, Size: 180 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2067131

Robotic Sailing 2015: Proceedings of the 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Author(s): Anna Friebe, Florian Haug (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1407988

Helsa Redivava 50-50 Sailing Canoe Boat Sailboat plan plans

Author(s): Jürgen Sass
Publisher: sass design, Year: 2016, Size: 68 Kb, Download: rar
ID: 1572104

Robotic Sailing 2014: Proceedings of the 7th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Author(s): Fearghal Morgan, Dermot Tynan (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1292353

Steering the craft : a twenty-first century guide to sailing the sea of story

Author(s): Le Guin, Ursula K
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;Mariner Books, Year: 2015, Size: 936 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1430856

Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy

Author(s): Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1591904

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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