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

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

Canary Islands – Staging Area for Atlantic Crossings Through the Ages

The Canary IslandsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

I don’t know what I expected the first time we made landfall in the Canary Islands but I have to admit that after sailing from the lush mid-Atlantic island of Madeira, I was seriously surprised when the barren desert-like landscapes of the Canary Islands came into view.

The Canary Islands are a mid-Atlantic archipelago lying only 70 nm off the African coast at it’s closest point. An autonomous community of Spain, the Canary Islands lie at the outermost point of the European Union recognized for their historical significance. 

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Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018



Jeanneau NC 33

Jeanneau NC 33By John Armstrong and Andy Adams

Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ideally suited to young families or couples.

Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America wanted to emphasize that their new NC 33 features a hull design by Michael Peters. Peters’ hand has been on many of the company’s recent designs and strong performance and excellent sea-keeping are to be expected.

At an overall length of 34.5” and equipped with twin engines, the NC 33 has been designed to fit in between Jeanneau’s NC 9(30’11” with a single engine) and the NC 11 at 36’6” and with twin engines.

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