Online Books

Online Book Tips

To Read a Book

  1. Click on a book cover (see above) to display a detailed Table of Contents.
  2. Then click on the title of the chapter you wish to read.

Returning to the Table of Contents

Click on the book title in the breadcrumbs in the menu:

Navigation Block

When you get to the bottom of a chapter you can click on a link to the next or previous chapter or on the title of any chapter in the abbreviated Table of Contents. The current chapter is highlighted.

Continuously Updated

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.


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.

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.