If you’re interested in reading about sailing then look no further than our recommendations for the best sailing books on the market.

Here at Yachting Monthly, our expert editorial team and Literary contributor, Julia Jones review hundreds of sailing books, and marine books each year.

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From cruising stories to world-girdling adventures; technical manuals to historical sailing accounts, everything the prose-hungry sailor needs can be found right here.

You can make suggestions for sailing books that we should cover over on the Yachting Monthly Book Club forum.

Creative Rope book jacket

Yachting Monthly literary contributor Julia Jones reviews the latest edition of Creative Ropecraft, which was first written with the aim of maintaining knot-tying as a living art.

Book jacket fro Essential Boat Electronics

Essential Boat Electronics avoids too much theory and is a useful guide to have onboard, says Yachting Monthly literary reviewer, Julia Jones

Book Jacket of From the Loft Floor to the Sea

From the Loft Floor to the Sea charts the building of the Falmouth pilot cutter, Pellew from drawings to launch and is a delight, says Yachting Monthly literary reviewer, Julia…

Front Cover of Mediterranean Spain

Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer Julia Jones examines the latest edition of the pilot book Mediterranean Spain, which covers from the Strait of Gibraltar to the French border

Best children's books

Struggling to find the perfect gift for your sailing mad youngster? Yachting Monthly literary reviewer Julia Jones picks the best children's books which have just been released

Surviving the Arctic Convoys: the wartime memoir of Leading Seaman Charlie Elswell John R McKay Pen & Sword Maritime £19.99

Julia Jones reviews Surviving the Arctic Convoys: the wartime memoir of Leading Seaman Charlie Elswell and shares why she chose it for Yachting Monthly's Book at Bunktime for January 2022

Man the ropes book jacket

Peter Willis reviews Man the Ropes, the republished autobiography of explorer, naval officer and yachtsman, Augustine Courtauld