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  Bowman 57 cutter-rigged Ketch for sale - The ideal ocean cruising yacht Bowman 57 Aleria
  The 1st Viking Explorers 2022 arrive at Port Louis Marina, Grenada, in its 5th edition after 23 days out at sea.
20 boats and 71crew left the Canary Islands on the 6th of January on their way across the Atlantic
  Advancing and representing a sustainable boating and nautical tourism industry
EBI sets course with new strategy and rebranding at General Assembly
  The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2021
The OCC Awards Subcommittee has found numerous achievements to recognise in the cruising world.
  A Living Legend Lives No More
James Wharram died on 14th December 2021
  Stopover dates announced for The Ocean Race 2022-23
Dates for all eight stopovers, as well as a new Fly-By past Kiel, Germany, have now been confirmed for 14th edition of The Ocean Race
  Viking Explorers 2022 confirms an international fleet of 22 yachts crossing the Atlantic
The Viking Explorers fleet is getting ready to meet in Gran Canaria on 12th December, weather permitting they will set off in the New Year.
  RYA welcomes Government assurance that changes to Immigration Act will not criminalise boaters
Recreational boaters will be able to rescue those in distress as they do now

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by (us!) Capt. Alex Blackwell & Capt. Daria Blackwell

Unless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to park your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. 226 pages, 182 Illustrations

Happy Hooking is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have!

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Nautical and other classic books

  • White Seahorse Publishing Announces the Launch of its nautical and Irish interest Classics imprint.

Our Recent Book Reviews

  • New: Coral Reefs - A Natural History, By Charles Sheppard
    This stunningly beautiful book profiles the astonishing diversity of the world's coral groups, ranging from mushroom corals and leather corals to button polyps, sea fans, anemones, and pulse corals
  • New: Sharks of the World - a Complete Guide and a Pocket Guide, By David A. Ebert, Marc Dando, and Sarah Fowler
    This most comprehensive reference guide to sharks covers 536 of the world's known shark species, many of which have only recently been described.
  • New: Where There Is No Pet Doctor
    A Manual for Cruisers, RVer’s, and Backcountry Travelers
  • The Summer Isles A Voyage of the Imagination, By Philip Marsden - Hardcover and Kindle
    Eloquently spoken, full of lore balanced with fact, honest about both trepidation and joy, inquisitive about the history of places and people, it was a beautiful journey alongside the author visiting some of the most magical places on earth: in the West of Ireland and Scotland.


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