CBYA Library

The CBYA has a library of nautical books that are available on loan to members!!

Here are the books that we currently hold:-

CBYA Library

“An Introduction to Coastal Navigation – A seaman’s guide”                                                          “The Glenans Manual of Sailing”

“Navigation Exercises for Yachtsmen”                                                                                                                        “The RNLI Handbook”

“The Cruising Yachtsman’s Navigator”                                                       “Yachtmaster – Examination Handbook with Exercises”

“Pilot book (2005) – Costas del Sol and Blanca”                                                           “The Complete Yachtmaster” – Tom Cunliffe

“Boat Electrics” by John Watney                                                                                                                        “High Performance Sailing”

“The Marine Electrics Book” by Geoffery O’Connell                                                         “Long Distance Cruising” – Bobby Schenk

“The Shell Book of Seamanship” by John Russell                                                                   “World’s Best Sailboats” – Ferenc Máté

“Sailing School (Course in dinghy and small cruiser sailing)”                                                   “Only Wind and Wayer” – M.Calvin

“Sailing Companion (A practical guide for Boat Owners)”                                            “Heavy Weather Sailing” – K Adlard Coles

“How to Read Water” by Tristan Gooley                                                                                       “Hand Reef and Steer” – Tom Cunliffe

“Buying a Boat” by Colin Jarman                                                                                                                                “New Book of Sail Trim”

“Confessions (Yachtsmen own up to their sailing sins)”                                                          “How to Trim Sails” – Peter Schweer

“Sod’s Law of the Sea” by Bill Lucas and Andrew Spredding                                                                    “Using GPS” – Conrad Dixon

“Courage at Sea” by Naomi James                                                                             “Yachtmaster Exercises” – Langley-Price & Ouvry

“Maiden” by Tracey Edwards and Tim Madge                                                           “Yacht Handling Under Sail” – David & Charles

“Miranav” written and donated by Rosalind Miranda (celestial navigation)                “Coastal Navigation” – David & Charles

“VHF Radio (inc GMDSS)” – RYA

                                                                                                                                                                               “An introduction to Radar” – RYA

“Motor Cruising” – RYA – Simon Jinks                                                                                                     “Rules of the Road” – John Mellor

“Weather At Sea” – David Houghton                                                                                               “Marine VHF Operation” – Michael Gale

“RYA Practice Navigation Tables for Yachtsman”

                                                                                                                                                        “Admiralty Chart 1828 – Dover to N. Ireland”

“Admiralty Chart 2451 – Newhaven to Calais”

      “The Impossible Voyage” – Chay Blyth


“Sailing Close to the Wind” – Pete Goss                                                                                                 “Dinghy Cruising” – Margaret Dye

“How to Sail: A Practical Course in boat Handling” – Nicholas Dent”                                           Hobie Cat Sailing” – Jake Grubb

“Sailing: A Practical Handbook” – Jeremy Evans                             “Windsurfing- Newnes All Colour Guide” – Stephen Turner

“The Complete Guide to Windsurfing” – Jeremy Evans

NOTE:  3 more books were recently presented by Sue Brew.

NOTE: 23 books were presented by the family of the late Gaby Ferenczy.

These books can be borrowed for up to FOUR (4) weeks on payment of a return deposit (EUR 10) per book.

If you are interested in borrowing a book, or have any good nautical books to donate to the CBYA, please contact Rosalind Miranda by clicking HERE

Note that Rosalind is happy to lend out nautical books from her own library on the same basis as explained above.

She would love to hear from someone!!

The Committee

October 2019