Thinking of buying a sailing book for a friend or yourself this #Christmas? Need some ideas for #holidayswag? While you’re doing your #holidayshopping look out for books for sailors and inspirational cruising and cook books. Here’s our top 12 books for your sailboat!
We’re often asked what books we keep on board, so have put together this eclectic list of our most well-thumbed sailing books.
If you’d like to know which books for your sailboat we recommend, here’s where you find out… These are the top 12 sailing books which have remained with us through storms, sunshine and leaking hatches over the last 11 years. These favorite sailing books to keep on a sailboat have proved their worth time and again.
If you have any thoughts, comments or more suggestions for nautical books, please pop them in the comments section below.
We love hearing from you.
Peace and fair winds!
KINDLE PAPERWHITE E-READER
Black, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers by Amazon $119.99
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2BpEzAh
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AgDYke
Black, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers by Amazon
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2jsobXJ
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AcURPj
🕮 BOATOWNER’S MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL MANUAL: Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems by Nigel Calder
published by Adlard Coles £60
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2k74c4Q
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2zxsjwv
🕮 REED’S SKIPPER’S HANDBOOK by Malcolm Pearson
Published by Adlard Coles Nautical $6.41
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2zKtU67
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2iX4FTI
🕮 SAILING COMPANION: Wave-riding Wonders, Victorious Vessels and Spectacular Seafaring (Pocket Companions) by Miles Kendal
Published by Robson Books Ltd
UK SECONDHAND ONLY
🕮 CRUISING CHEF COOKBOOK, 2nd Ed. by Michael Greenwald
Published by Paradise Cay Publications $19.94
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2Bthm0l
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2iZDmrO
🕮 WORLD CRUISING ROUTES by Jimmy Cornell
Published by Adlard Coles
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2jtoh11
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AbLvDh
🕮 KNOT KNOW-HOW: How To Tie the Right Knot For Every Job (Wiley Nautical) by Steve Judkins
Published by Fernhurst Books $11.65
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2AaXosU
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AcIBhF
🕮 THE CRUISER’S HANDBOOK OF FISHING by by Scott Bannerot
Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press $17.09
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2k48NER
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2BlpvTk
🕮 HEAVY WEATHER SAILING 7TH EDITION by Peter Bruce
Published by Adlard Coles $35.76
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2k5GOEW
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AeknDC
🕮 THE SAILING DICTIONARY: A Comprehensive Reference Book of Sailing Terms by Joachim Schult
Published by Sheridan House (different to the one featured in the video) $29.95
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2jsnei7
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2AbRqsj
🕮 STARGAZING: Astronomy without a Telescope by Patrick Moore
Published by Cambridge University Press $45.99
US (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2hV7zYi
UK (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2id4lTM
🕮 IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Published by Penguin Books $10.40
US (AMAZON.COM): http://amzn.to/2BtiMbb
🕮 IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The Epic True Story that Inspired ‘Moby Dick’ by Nathaniel Philbrick
Published by Harper Perennial £8.99
UK (AMAZON.CO.UK): http://amzn.to/2Adz3Da
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