Class Specific Sailing Books


Books for Finn Sailors

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FINNatics: The History and Techniques of Finn Sailing by Robert Deaves

United States UK and Ireland


FINNtastic Games: The Finn Class at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition by Robert Deaves

United States UK and Ireland


Photo FINNish - 60 Years of Finn Sailing by Robert Deaves

United States UK and Ireland



Sailing Books for GP14 Sailors

GP14: 50 Years on the Water

United States

GP14: 50 Years on the Water



Sailing Books for Laser Sailors

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The Laser Campaign Manual by Ben Ainslie

United States UK and Ireland

"Ben Ainslie is the most accomplished Laser sailor I have ever worked with. His determination, fitness and sheer natural talent are quite extraordinary." Rod Carr, RYA General, formerly Olympic Team Manager & Coach


The Laser Book by Tim Davison

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United States
UK & Ireland


Laser Handbook by Paul Goodison

United StatesUK and Ireland


The Complete Introduction to Laser Racing by Ben Tan

Complete Intro to Laser Racing picture

United States

UK and Ireland

Ben Ainslie 'So much content and all the important points are covered'

Neil Spurway (Professor of Exercise Physiology and sailing coach) 'It's great - in its range, authority and layout, I'm sure it's the best volume on single-handed dinghy sailing in existence!'

Iain Percy 'A complete guide to the boat that has been the beginning to so many great sailing careers'


The Complete Book of Laser Sailing by Dick Tillman

United States

UK ans Ireland

"A fine-tuned guide to everything anyone could ever need or want to know about the Laser."—Sailing "This book will most certainly make you a better sailor and could help you become a champion."—Soundings "This book is a must."—The Little Ship



Books for Mirror Sailors


The Mirror Book: Mirror Sailing from Start to Finish by Peter Aitkin and Tim Davison

United States
Great Britain and Ireland


Mirror Racing by Guy Wilkins

Great Britain and Ireland
United States


Sailing The Mirror by Roy Partridge

Great Britain and Ireland
United States


The Unlikely Voyage of Jack De Crow by A. J. Mackinnon

Great Britain and Ireland
United States



Books for Optimist Sailors

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The Winner's Guide to Optimist Sailing by Gary Jobson

United States

UK and Ireland


Optimist Racing by Phil Slater

United States

UK and Ireland


The Optimist Dinghy 1947-2007: The First 60 Years of the International Optimist Dinghy by Robert Wilkes and Clifford McKay Jr

United States

UK and Ireland


RYA Optimist Handbook by Alan Williams

United States

UK and Ireland

Also By This Author

RYA Optimist Coach Handbook

United States

UK and Ireland



Sailing Books for Topper Sailors

The Topper Book by Dave Cockerill and John Caig

The Topper Book
The United States
UK and Ireland

"... well illustrated with loads of pictures and diagrams to get the point across, and it's packed with useful and interesting information ..." (Boat Mart)



Sailing Books for Sunfish Sailors

The Sunfish Bible by Will White, Derrick Fries and Larry Lewis

United States

UK and Ireland

Please do check if it will be cheaper to buy this through the Sunfish Class Association, as some sellers on the above links charge more.

The Sunfish Bible is three books in one. The three individual books are: The Sunfish Book by Will W. White Successful Sunfish Racing by Derrick Fries and Sail It Flat: The Sunfish Racing Primer by Larry Lewis


Let's Go Sailing by Peter Isler

United States

UK and Ireland


This Book is Drunk: The Madman who Sailed from Miami to Boston on a Sunfish Sailboat by James Lee Meadows

United States

UK and Ireland


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