Mr. Jordan uses his hard-earned experience and respect for tradition to teach the reader how and why to choose, start, finish, float—and perhaps even love a well-built small boat. 8.5 x 111 145 pages.
Roger Taylor's accounts of is extraordinary voyages aboard his 21-foot Corribee sailboat MINGMING. This is some serious small-craft sailing, with Taylor venturing to Iceland, Rockall, the Faroes, Jan Mayen and the Greenland Ice. A real education, this 360-page text is a "must have" for every small-boat sailor's library. See issues #75 and #76 for our interview with Taylor.—Eds
Another opportunity for you to sit down with the experts and get your questions answered about the fascinating small trimarans out there! This book picks up where Small Trimarans: An Introduction leaves off.
This book covers many newer (and some older models) not featured in the first book. In these exclusive interviews, some of the leading small trimaran designers in the world today (along with a couple representative agents) also share ...
* Unique and fascinating personal experiences
* Individual design philosophies (see where they agree, and sometime disagree)
* Useful construction tips (if you're seriously considering building your own)
* Vintage small tri history (from those who've seen the develpment of modern multihulls in the 20th century)
* Little sailing gems and pieces of information not gathered in any other "small tri" resource
A "behind-the-scenes" look at ...
1. The Tri-Star 18
Long before Western man ‘discovered’ them, the People of the Sea, as many inhabitants of the South Pacific islands called themselves, had a vibrant, socially sophisticated culture in which travel on water played an essential part.
For sixty-five years James Wharram has designed, built, and sailed craft of Polynesian double canoe form, demonstrating with them that the sea, far from being a barrier between the islands, is their highway.
The ocean voyages of James and his team culminated in their circumnavigation in the stunning 63ft Spirit of Gaia, during which they explored the lands and cultures of their craft’s spiritual home — the Polynesian islands.
Inspired by the lifetime of creativity and discovery James describes in this book, many modern People of the Sea are sailing the world’s oceans, seas, coasts and rivers in craft they have built for themselves to James Wharram designs. 271 pages, beautifully bound soft cover, with loads of photos and illustrations.
This DVD is over an hour long and features William Trescott's hard-won advice on how to equip a modest trailerable sailboat for offshore work. Color. 1993.
Trescott has crossed the Gulf of Mexico—750 miles each way—four times.
Teaches boat buyers to evaluate trailerable sailboats boats in the 22-26 ft. range with an eye on maximizing usability and real-world suitability for the sailor's needs. Emphasizes careful planning, selection and accessories. Photos, drawings.
Here's a great new large format (9 x 12) book from noted small-boat (and large-boat) designer Dudley Dix. Chapters include things like: Nautical Terms and Coefficients, the Argument in Favor of Lofting, Hull Shapes and Sea Keeping, Sailing Rigs, and a section called Around Alone in an Open Boat about small-boat adventurer Ant Steward. 180 pages, includes many photos and diagrams.
Small Boat Cruising on Great Salt Lake: Past and Present by Marilyn Kraczek is full of personal cruising stories and local history. Unusual for its small-boat emphasis, this 312 page book is a a real find for anyone thinking of sailing the shallow "desert sea." Soft cover.
From the editors of Small Craft Advisor magazine, Small Boats Big Adventures compiles seven years of interviews with small-boat adventurers, writers and designers. Includes interviews with Phil Bolger, Larry Brown, Sven Yrvind (Lundin), and 12 others. Includes a 3-page preface and many photos.
166 pages. Soft cover.
Here's a VERY small-boat specific title you won't find many other places. Author Joe Farinaccio sits down with experts from all over the sailing world and talk small trimarans. Interviews inlude: Russel Brown, Dick Newick, Chris Ostlind, Chuck Leinweber, Gary Dierking and many others. Boats discussed include: Magnum, Windrider, Rave, Weta, Tremolino and many others.
Our own William Mantis shows readers how to get under sail with a minimal investment of time and money in his "complete builder/ user/ experimenter/ historical guide and philosophical treatise" on The $50 5 Hour Canoe Sail Rig. 95 pages. Soft Cover.
The gorgeous new book covers canoe yawls in detail, with chapters like "the Four Pioneers" "The Golden Age," "Why the Canoe Yawl?" and "The Canoe Yawl Today." The book is full to the gunnels with fantastic color and black and white illustrations of famous or important canoe yawl designs, plans, photos, charts and graphs. There's even a forward from small-boat designer Iain Oughtred.
Here's the description from the publisher: The Canoe Yawl was developed from the sailing canoe in late Victorian times to better suit the conditions encountered on Britain’s coasts and larger estuaries, and in this history, study and present-day survey Richard Powell, Technical Secretary of The Albert Strange Association, makes its case to be the best type today for the single- or short-handed coastal cruising sailor. The story of this modest yet seaworthy family of boats is described from its emergence with the Victorian pioneers of leisure sailing, through its hey-day around the turn of the twentieth century, its decades in the doldrums following the Great War, and its remarkable and welcome revival in recent years using both traditional and modern materials. Profusely illustrated with the author’s drawings, original design drawings, and photographs—spanning the past century and a half—The Canoe Yawl is an essential addition to the literature of traditional sail.
ISBN 978-1-907206-31-3; 216 x 216mm, 160 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.