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Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

Sailing tips from a pro

Peter Isler is a two-time America’s Cup winner with a collection of racing hardware in his trophy case. He shares what he has learned about sailing techniques over 40 years in “Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets” (2011, Wiley, $19.95 hardcover, 183 pages).



Florida Cruising Directory

Cruising Florida and the Bahamas

Cruisers who head south every year will find valuable tips for navigating the waters of Florida and the Bahamas in the latest edition of the Florida Cruising Directory.



Small Boat to Freedom: A Journey of Conscience to a New Life in America

Risky voyage spurred by ethics and principles

The paperback version of journalist John Vigor's "Small Boat to Freedom: A Journey of Conscience to a New Life in America" relaunches a biography originally published in 2004 (2011, Sheridan House, $17.95).



Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas

Modern piracy detailed and examined

With headlines about increasingly brazen pirates off North Africa becoming more frequent, John C. Payne, a professional marine engineer who spent 35 years aboard merchant ships and offshore oil vessels, has written "Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas" (2010, Sheridan House, $29.95).



Coming Full Circle:A Voyage on America's Great Loop

Four years on the Great Loop

For boaters with dreams of coastal and inland cruising, Bruce and Susan Armstrong have authored "Coming Full Circle: A Voyage on America's Great Loop" (2010, Armstrong Travel Ventures,, $18.95).



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