Sailing Webpages and Books

Webpages that I think have great sailing-related information

Lin and Larry Pardey – ( – Lin tells it like it is. Enjoyed their books:  The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew, Bull Canyon, Storm Tactics, and Self Sufficient Sailor.  The Pardey’s books (also in ebook format for cruisers!) and videos enlighten and educate cruisers with their world traveling sailing experience.

The Boat Galley ( – Carolyn and Jan have published the “how to” galley guide.  A must-have-aboard cookbook! Released September 2012.

Commuter Cruiser ( – Jan has amazing tips for living on and caring for your boat, even if you only live on it part time.

The Voyagers Handbook ( – Beth Leonard and Evan Starzinger have written a definitive book on cruising.  I refer to it often for tips and information about the cost of cruising.

Noodling At Sea ( – Exercises at sea.

Women and Cruising ( – Wonderful articles by and for women.

Seven Seas Cruising Association ( – They have a forum, great gatherings and cruising stations around the world

Liberty Sails  ( – Suzanne Giesemann and her book, It’s Your Boat Too, encouraged me to become a sailor.

Mariner’s Guide to Nautical Information – ( Priscilla Travis’ very informative reference-style book on sailing terms and topics

Pentagon Sailing Club – ( – Our local club where we learned to sail Capri 22s on the Potomac River from some wonderful sailing friends.   A great bargain for ASA keelboat lessons.

Sistership – (  – Captain Pat taught us to sail as a couple in the BVI.

Weems and Plath – ( – High quality instruments and teaching aids.  Love the lights and rules of the road “slide rules”.  HQ in Annapolis, MD.

Peggy Hall – Getting Rid of Boat Odors –

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