Image of The Sea Chart
by John Blake

 The Illustrated History of Maps and Navigational Charts, and The Sea Charts of the British Isles

both by John Blake 

Image of Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor’s Voyage in 50 Day Sails (Making Waves Book 5)
by Kim Sturgess

A new sailor's voyage of discovery

Image of Racundra's Third Cruise 2e
by Arthur Ransome

This book should interest every member of the Club as it explains the link between the Club and Arthur Ransome. 

Image of Racundra's Third Cruise 2e
by Brian Hammett

This book should interest every member of the Club as it explains the link between the Club and Arthur Ransome. 

Image of Rochester to Richmond: A Thames Estuary Sailor's View
by Nick Ardley

Nick Ardley's latest book takes us on a journey from Rochester on the Medway up to Richmond bridge.

Image of Yachtmaster for Sail and Power
by Alison Noice

This book is an invaluable manual not only for anyone studying for their Yachtmaster exams,

Image of Mediterranean France and Corsica Pilot: A guide to the French Mediterranean coast and the island of Corsica
by Rod Heikell

A useful guide for a sailor and an interesting read for a tourist.

Image of Sea Fishing: Expert tips and techniques for yachtsmen, motorboaters and sea anglers
by Jim Whippy

This delightful how to book is brought to you by Adlard Coles.

Image of The Boat Cookbook: Real Food for Hungry Sailors
by Fiona Sims

A very complete book

Image of Last Voyages - The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned (Making Waves)
by Nicholas Gray

Two people wanted to review this book:  Martyn Graham and Rodney Pells both give their views.  Click and see if they agreed.

Image of Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition
by Peter Bruce

An iconic work: expensive but worth it.

Image of The First Indian: The First Indian Solo Circumnavigation Under Sail (Making Waves)
by Dilip Donde

An inspiration and delight to read

Image of East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion - A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Waters from Lowestoft to Ramsgate (Cruising Companions)
by Janet Harber

A great insight into the nature of this cruising area

Image of Solent Cruising Companion (Cruising Companions)
by Derek Aslett

A great guide to the exotic towns and creeks of the Solent.

Image of Simple Boat Maintenance
by Pat Manley

Contains a lot of very useful and practical information.

Image of The Cruise of Naromis: August in the Baltic 1939
by Julia Jones

An enthralling, tense read

Image of The Cruise of Naromis: August in the Baltic 1939
by Jones G.a

An enthralling, tense read

Image of Swinging the Lamp: Thames Estuary Tidal Tales
by Nick Ardley

Published by  Fonthill Media

Image of Hand, Reef and Steer: Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats
by Tom Cunliffe

Published by Adlard Coles Nautical, Bloomsbury

Image of West Country Cruising Companion: A Yachtsman's Pilot and Cruising Guide to Ports and Harbours from Portland Bill to Padstow (Cruising Companions)
by Mark Fishwick

Published by Fernhurst Books, the latest edition of West Country Cruising continues the valuable role of being both an excellent pilot guide to some of the very finest cruising grounds around our coast and also providing that local knowl


Published in paperback by New Wave Press

Image of Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying
by Justin Tyers

Published by Bloomsbury,  this book is a good account of a couple whose lives were reborn by taking to the sea after a disastrous fire that destroyed their home.

Image of An Average War - Eighth Army to Red Army
by Mike Peyton

This book is a memoir of a far from average experience of WW11.

Image of Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A hands-on guide for all owners and buyers
by Dag Pike

Published by : Pantaenius

Image of Your First Atlantic Crossing 4th edition: A Planning Guide for Passagemakers
by Les Weatheritt

Published by : Adlard Coles Nautical

I read this as someone who has never sailed the Atlantic, but has a notion I’d like to. Did I find this useful?


More of an introduction to rigging rather than a definitive guide.

Image of Fast Fixes for Your Boat: 1001 top boat maintenance tips
by Sandy Lindsey

It is a no nonsense book with something for everybody. There are bound to be maintenance tips here that will be of value to all sailors.



A fascinating insight into cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River.


Bob Shepton is an ordained minister but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar.


We now have the 2015 Reeds Nautical Almanac in the Club library.

Every year data within the Almanac is improved and this year there have been over 45,000 changes. The layout is clear and logical.


Published by Fernhurst Books, this is an excellent book, ideal for all sailors who race, or are thinking of racing.


Published by Wiley Nautical – now Fernhurst Books.


- It is so refreshing to pick up a book that is fresh and full of original content, not hashed


Published by Adlard Coles Nautical


Whilst the Global Maritime Distress Safety System has been in place now for over 20 years constant technological developments mean it's always good to refresh our knowledge of the technical and procedural aspects of GMDSS. 


Although the word "crew" appears in the title, this book would be useful for both skippers and crews looking to improve their racing technique. 


This is an interesting little book of quirky facts and figures about the curious ways weather affects our world.  It expands on the well-known meteorology information most sailors are familiar with, delving deeper into the ramifications


This is a small book of just under 100 pages that fits comfortably on the  book shelf in the cabin and can easily be read in an evening. 


The author, Roger Barnes, has sailed in yachts as well as dinghies. He decided to sail open boats, small enough to trail behind a car, so that he could explore local and more distant shores.


The Manual manages to juggle between the fine line of comedic and factual texts. It provides useful and no doubt life saving information that would help you survive in the the wild until the rescue crew arrived.


A fresh look at the evidence by a former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


I picked up this book because it looked like an interesting topic. But is a purely an "A to Z" reference book for two types of people; those who are either working in this line of subject matter (i.e.


Just back for our last trip on Bangoes based in Gocek I found it easy to get drawn into this latest edition.


The fifties and sixties were exciting times in yachting and Eileen Ramsay was in the forefront capturing that scene. She established herself as one of the most respected photographers of her day.


This book is written, as the title suggests, with the dual purpose of regaling the reader with an account of Rod and Lu Heikell's most recent circumnavigation, while giving copious advice and information on eating out, provisioning and catering on board along their 30,000 mile plus route. 


Reeds editorial team,  Rob Buttress and Perrin Towlin, this year gives us improved layout for easier reference with over 45,000 changes and 700 chartlets, tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, plus a free Reeds Marina Guide using uni


This book is vital for yachtsmen making North Sea Passages from British ports between Dover and Great Yarmouth.