Category Archives: Books

There are many great books available about sailing. We put together a list of books we love!

A Book is Passing Hands

In our courses we teach how to dock in the marina under sail. Clarke’s Court Bay Marina is ideal, as we have enough space and the bay is very sheltered. When we come in after sailing, other sailors watch and often are impressed. A special impression made our 10-year old student Kenyon on Heidi from S/V Centurine. One day she came around and handed over a book that had passed many hands already. The book ‘Blue Sloop at Dawn’ has been written by Richard Bode and first been printed in 1979. The book tells a story of a 10-year old who lost his parents and one day he discovers his love of sailing and becomes proficient enough to sail the sloop of his dreams.

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Sailing Books We Love

All the books we recommend can be bought on Amazon . Simply click on the image to buy it.
Let us know if you have any books you would like us to recommend! We are more than happy to grow this list!

Cruising Guides

Everybody who sails and cruises in the Caribbean will sooner or later hear the name ‘Chris Doyle’ when the talk is about Cruising Guides.

Chris Doyle’s cruising guides are amongst the most popular in the Eastern Caribbean and we can only recommend his guides. He spends about 6 months every year to visit all the anchorages to make sure his guides are always up-to-date. Sketch charts, aerial photos, navigation information, great pictures, onshore information and much more. Just anything really you need to know to cruise in the Caribbean.

The Windward Islands:
 Martinique to Grenada
The Leeward Islands:
Anguilla to Dominica
Jimmy Cornell describing
‘Round the Globe’ routes
Jimmy Cornell
World Destinations

Boating Photograhps

Books with great shots are a perfect gift for any sailor!

Onne van der Val
No words needed

Funny and Entertaining Books

Like to laugh? Read some of the funny books written by sailors who do not take it all too serious. These books are great to read when you are on the beach, doing a longer passage or have not enough time to sail.

Like other sailors they ended up in Grenada 😉
Don’t we all love cartoons? We do 😉