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.

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Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses Lisa Woollett’s Sea Journal, which tells the story of a year’s coastal photography, based on a lifetime’s observations.

Reeds 9 language Handbook

Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses Reeds 9 Language Handbook - a 'must-have' for anyone with aspirations ever to cruise beyond UK waters again

Stress Free Sailing Book by Duncan Wells

"There will be readers who will challenge the idea that there is any such nirvana as ‘stress-free sailing’": Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses Stress-Free Sailing (2nd edition) by…

The book of knots

Julia Jones, Yachting Monthly's literary reviewer discusses The Book of Knots; A Knot a Day: 365 knot challenges for all abilities; and Splicing for Racing Sailors