Online Book Tips

  1. Browse the books in the sidebar (scroll way down on phones and tablets).
  2. Click on a title.
  3. The Online Books are divided into chapters:
  4. Get to the bottom of a chapter—click on a link to the next or previous chapter.
  5. Get confused about where you are in the Online Book—click on the Table of Contents in the sidebar (scroll down on phones and tablets).
  6. Enjoy
 Non-members can check out our books by clicking on a title and reading the Introduction and Table of Contents, as well as a short introduction to each chapter.

Continuous Update and Improvement

One of the most wonderful things about offshore sailing is that we never know it all. In fact, the more we learn and the more years we spend voyaging, the more we realize that we have more to learn. With Online Books, we can, and do, revise and improve constantly.

The date of the last update is shown in the byline area of every chapter.

And I do mean constantly—barely a day goes by that we don’t change or improve a chapter based on new wisdom. 


Our Online Books are interactive so when you, the reader, have a question or a suggestion for a better way to do things, you can contribute that as a comment.

So our Online Books are not just our wisdom but also include that of hundreds of others:

  • experienced voyagers,
  • boatbuilders,
  • and engineers;

far more wisdom than any one person could accumulate in a lifetime.