Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills

Price: $14.95

Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills is based on Rob MacLeod’s 1985 publication by the same name. This new version has full-colour photos and more detailed illustrations. Content is divided into the Knowledge you will need to learn to sail and Lessons broken down the way MacLeod has trained thousands of new sailors – start with the basics and build levels of skill.

Whether you are new to sailing or you want to expand your enjoyment of sailing through better boat handling, this practical approach is right for you. As an added bonus, purchasers of the book have access to online video that expands the information and lessons covered in the book at no extra charge.

Rob has a new online course to complement Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills. Learn-to-Sail: The Basics is a companion video-based course that will prepare you to challenge Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising examination.

Also Available - Learn-to-Sail: The Basics (online) – visit InformedBoater.com

Author: Rob Macleod
Number of pages: 108
Illustrated photos, softcover

 

 

Price: $39.95

"The Things Women Don't Know About Boating Could Fill A Book...” "How-To" Wisdom for Women in Boating, First Mate 101 Has The Confidence-Building Detail You Need To Stop Worrying And Start Boating. Dozens of innovative tips on how to store everything from food, equipment, bedding, furniture to all the other comforts of home that you want to take boating. Work together with the Captain to dock your boat safely, confidently (and without yelling at each other!) How to deal with the unique challenges of preparing meals on board and turn meal time into a special time. Author: Brenda Dawson.

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Price: $59.95

The Specific Details That Save Money and Reputations...Now In A Step-By-Step Guide. "Most boaters (new and experienced) don't know how to buy a boat." Afterall, being an expert boater and an expert boat-buyer are two entirely different things. Whether you're into power or sailboats, this book is your definitive Insider's Guide. This book is so much more than how to just negotiate the best deal! I've been so complete and so candid, it's like I'll be boat shopping with you, guiding you every step of the way. Author: Doug Dawson.

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Pope of Sailing 

Price: $19.95

A famous champion of amateur sailing in Canada, Paul Henderson gives us the story of both his life and the history of Canadian sailing efforts at Olympic and international levels. Henderson competed in every Canadian Olympic trials from 1952 to 1984, and was President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for ten years. His back-room stories about the Olympics and the IOC are particularly entertaining.

Author: Paul Franklin Henderson
Number of pages: 389
Illustrated photos, softcover



Mediterranean Shakedown: A Summer Cruise in Spain

Mediterranean ShakedownBy Sheryl and Paul Shard

This summer my husband, Paul, and I bought our fourth offshore cruising boat, a new Southerly 480 built by Discovery Yachts in the UK. It’s a unique boat with a retractable variable-draft swing keel giving you the option of sailing with a deep draft of 3.1 metres when the keel is down or just less than a metre with the keel fully retracted. Southerly Yachts are great for bluewater sailing and also for gunkholing in shallow creeks and inland waterways. You can even dry them out at low tide so they are is the perfect boat for the type of exploring we like to do. Our new boat, Distant Shores III, is the third Southerly Yacht that we’ve owned over 29 years of international cruising to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, UK, Scandinavia and South America. This boat we plan to sail to the South Pacific.

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Beneteau Antares 27

Beneteau Antares 27By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You have to love it when something exceeds your expectations on so many levels; the new Antares 27 from Beneteau looks to me like that sort of all-around overachiever.

This is a brand new express cruiser design. With twin Mercury 200 V6 outboards, it delivers impressive performance, a reassuring and comfortable ride, and a level of versatility that will enable this boat to be your vacation partner for all sorts of adventures.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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