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.

a Challenger's Song book cover

A Challenger's Song examines the harsh conditions of the crew of HMS Challenger, whose voyages laid the foundations of modern oceanography. An appealing read, particularly for ocean-going sailors, say Julia…

Norfolk, The Wash and Humber book jacket

This new pilot guide to Norfolk, the Wash and Humber is indispensable and provides in depth information for anyone sailing this area, says Julia Jones

A sailor tying a knot looking at knot books

Having knot books onboard or at home is always useful, especially if sailing with beginner crew. We pick a range of new titles for the cruising and racing sailor

Germany and Denmark pilot guide book jacket

Germany and Denmark is one of the best new pilot guides for this area of the Baltic, and should be essential reading for anyone choosing to cruise there, says Julia…

The Temptress Voyages - new releases

The Temptress Voyages is a sailing classic covering the Atlantic crossings of pioneering sailor, Edward Allcard and deserves a place in your library, says Julia Jones

Interior Waypoints book jacket

Interior Waypoints is an absorbing exploration of the more remote parts of Central and South America by boat

Best children's books

Struggling to find the perfect gift for your sailing mad youngster? Yachting Monthly literary reviewer Julia Jones picks the best children's books which have just been released