Sailing books

Beken of Cowes: Sailing Ships of the World
A superb book which brings alive over 100 of the world's finest sailing ships with photographs taken by the three generations of the Beken family. This volume gathers sailing ship pictures from Hawaii, the USA, Germany, Russia, the Caribbean, the Solent and the Mediterranean and covers vessels from cadet training ships to large luxury charter yachts, from the world's largest, the Russian Sedov, to perhaps the smallest, the brigantine yacht Black Pearl.
Dinghy Sailing
This text is part of a series of instructional sports books written by some of the country's leading sports coaches. This title, by Britain's 1992 Olympic sailing team coach, covers the techniques of dinghy sailing. It provides a guide to the different types of boat and equipment, and offers advice on the mental approach to improving your sailing.
A Funny Old Life: An anecdotal romp through the sailing career of Des SleightholmeFrom childhood efforts to get afloat at all costs - 'if it floats stand on it' - to the tribulations of running a charter boat, the wandering narrative moves from the reader from high drama of a force ten dismasting to the farce of a shattered toilet bowl. The author has a connoisseur's eye for a cock-up and the result is a wonderful, delightful read.
Getting Afloat
A pocket guide packed with information for young dinghy sailors. Its lively color presentation and clear layout will appeal to young people and encourage them to try sailing for the first time.
Right to the Bitter End
A guide to sailing written from the woman's point of view and with women in mind. It gives lighthearted advice to female sailors in coping with the men on board.