The Sailmaker's Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor

by Emiliano Marino

Learn how to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. If you want to produce sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools, The Sailmaker's Apprentice can show you how. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, sail pro Emiliano Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of over 700 detailed illustrations how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. A visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner comprehensive apprenticeship, this hands-on reference is an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, contemporary and historical.


Building the Uqbar Dinghy

By Redjeb Jordania

Even first-time boatbuilders can build a vessel in just one weekend!

Yes, if you can handle a pencil, a drill, a jigsaw and a few hand tools, you can build an Uqbar fast and easy!You can build an Uqbar dinghy in 6 to 8 hours, using simple tools and materials
Includes plans and cutting diagrams for all models, including rowing as well as sailing versions
A vivid, illustrated introduction to the stitch ‘n glue technique
Perfect for complete beginners and seasoned builders; great for families and youth groups (scouts, schools, camps) searching for inexpensive, rewarding projects


Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020

By Paul Elvstrom

18th Edition 2017

It includes the full text of the new racing rules with a handy 'Quick Guide to the Changes' at the front. Each rule is carefully analysed, and the situations likely to be met with in a race are explained with helpful 'birds eye' line drawings cross-referenced to the relevant rule. Model boats that are very popular for use in protests are included, there are signal flags on the back cover for easy reference on the race course, and a plastic wallet keeps everything together and protects from spray.


500 Days Around the World on a 12-Foot Yacht

Serge Testa

Some people quietly do big things in small boats. Serge Testa got the hankering to go around the world in something not all that much bigger than a bathtub. His book is written humbly and with humor. He and his homebuilt sailboat, which was actually less than 12-feet, is both inspiring and educational.


Nautical world books