The library of both experienced enthusiasts and enthusiasts of yachting must not miss books on this subject. We present 7 items that we recommend with a clear conscience.
1. Basics of yacht design
Principles of Yacht Design by Lars Larsson, Rolf Eliasson & Michael Orych
In this book, you will learn about the design of yachts from A to Z. You will find a lot of technical knowledge in it. The authors did not miss any detail. Numerous charts and drawings allow you to understand the basics of yacht design. An ideal position for both yacht designers and demanding yachting enthusiasts.
2. The bible of knots – 200 of the most useful sailing knots
The Knot Bible by Nic Compton
This book is a real treasure of knowledge. It is as much as 288 pages of practical information and explanations. It also contains valuable tips. The techniques presented here will help you choose the right node for your situation.
3. SUP. A beginner’s guide
Stand up paddleboarding – a beginner’s guide by Simon Bassett
When thinking about yachting, it is impossible not to mention the topic of water sports. They are a great way to spend your free time in marinas. A book about SUP, i.e. a board with an oar. Sounds inconspicuous, right? Meanwhile, it is the fastest growing water sport in the world!
4. Croatia. Lonely Planet guide.
Lonely Planet Croatia
Croatia is one of the best yacht charter destinations in the world. This unique country has many beautiful corners. Historic streets, sapphire sea and vast beaches captivate every tourist. This guide was created with him in mind. Contains over 40 maps, travel suggestions and great tips. There are also many interesting facts that will allow you to better understand the culture of Croatia.
5. The first lady
First Lady by Kay Cottee
An amazing book written by an amazing woman. Kay Cottee is an Australian sailor. She did something extraordinary because she sailed around the world alone without making any stops at ports. A direct and exciting relationship. At times it will move you, other times it will make you feel like you are on a yacht, and other times it will make you laugh to tears.
6. Reading from the clouds. How to predict the weather.
Reading the Clouds: How You Can Forecast the Weather by Oliver Perkins
Perfect yachting brings to mind beautiful weather. Cloudless sky, sun and the surrounding views are probably everyone’s dream. The book will allow you to discover the secrets of … weather. After reading it, you will be able to predict it without any problems, looking only at the clouds.
7. Maritime practice on sailing and motor yachts.
Manual of Seamanship by Tom Cunliffes
Last on the list, but no less important. And it is especially recommended for beginners. You can safely call it universal. Thanks to it, you will learn both the basic facts and sophisticated curiosities about yachting. It certainly cannot be called a typical textbook. Numerous illustrations and photos make it a light story about yachting.