Until you’ve consumed all of the best Sailing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Escape from the Ordinary (2018)
- Sailing Made Easy (2010)
- Sailing For Dummies (2006)
- Sailing Fundamentals (2005)
- Philosophy of Sailing: Offshore in Search of the Universe (2018)
- Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques (2015)
- Cruising Catamarans Made Easy (2016)
- Coastal Cruising Made Easy (2012)
- Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing (The Small Boat Certification Series) (2008)
- Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat (2017)
- Sailing: The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands (2018)
- Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power: High Winds, Current, Tight Marina, Backing In? No Problems! (2016)
- Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Sailing (2005)
- Sailing Alone Around the World (2018)
- Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever (2015)
Escape from the Ordinary (2018)
Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the Escape they imagined.
Sailing Made Easy (2010)
The 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.
Sailing For Dummies (2006)
Interested 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 Fundamentals (2005)
With 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.
“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.
The 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.
The official manual for the ASA cruising catamarans course.
Coastal Cruising Made Easy (2012)
Coastal 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.
Learn Sailing Right! Beginning Sailing (The Small Boat Certification Series) (2008)
US 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.
I 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.
With 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.
Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under Power: High Winds, Current, Tight Marina, Backing In? No Problems! (2016)
If you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current.
Aimed 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 classic tale of the world’s first solo circumnavigation. Must read for all wanderers, sailors, and lovers of adventure.
‘Don’t even think of buying a boat until you have read this book’.
Best Sailing Books That You Need
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 Library 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.
The Complete Sailing Manual
Author(s): Steve Sleight, Ben Ainslie
ID: 2992144, Publisher: DK, Year: 2021, Size: 84 Mb, Format: pdf
Sea trial: sailing after my father
Author(s): Harvey, Brian J.;Harvey, John Edgar
ID: 2706934, Publisher: ECW Press;Cela, Year: 2020;2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
High Latitude Sailing: Self-sufficient sailing techniques for cold waters and winter seasons
Author(s): Jon Amtrup, Bob Shepton
ID: 2794661, Publisher: Adlard Coles, Year: 2020, Size: 90 Mb, Format: epub
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.