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.

Superyacht Captain book jacket

Superyacht Captain is an insightful account into the over-anxious, micro-managing, sometimes despotic yacht owners and how they treat their staff. Undeniably fascinating, says Julia Jones

The Ship Asunder Book Jacket

The Ship Asunder examines the declining relationship between Britain's people and the sea. It will certainly provoke discussion down the yacht club, says Julia Jones

The Sea is a Magic Carpet book jacket

The Sea is a Magic Carpet is the story of Peter Padfield's life changing experience crewing for Alan Villiers on board the replica Mayflower II. A must read, says Julia…

The Gathering Storm book jacket

The Gathering Storm examines the impact of the Holocaust on the sailing family, the Kastners and their valued servants, the Nussbaums in the town of Kiel. A compelling read, says…

Reeds Cloud Handbook dust jacket

Reeds Cloud Handbook is a comprehensive pocket guide, and deserves a place in your sailing library onboard, says Julia Jones

From Pole to Pole book jacket

From Pole to Pole is a fascinating account of the life of maverick sailor and explorer, Quintin Riley, says Claudia Myatt