Downloads Category – Books

A selection of books that shouldn’t miss on any sailing boat. They are extremely good for sailing because the are mostly classics, some with over 1000 pages.

Please note that these are old books in the public domain and for the most part, copyright protection on the books distributed have expired. This means that nobody can grant, or withhold, permission to do with these books as you please. Most of these have been digitized by Project Gutenberg. Downloads are in EPUB format which is a format that works for iPad and Kindles!

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Stevenson, narrating a tale of buccaneers and buried gold. Its influence is enormous on perceptions of pirates including such elements…

Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail…

This "Digest" may engage the attention of the naval officer, not merely for the information it conveys, but for the doubts it may raise in matters deserving further research. Independently…

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient…

The complete works of Edgar Allan Poe! Nearly 3000 pages. Maybe read on a long passage - Atlantic crossing one way may be too short. There's a lot to read.…