The Top 10: Sailing Resources

A yacht sailing on the oceanWhether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor. There’s not much we don’t know about sailing. The early years of The Chart & Map Shop were devoted to all things sailing. Over the years the shop has diversified to include resources for landlubbers with the same adventurous spirit but our sailing collection remains one of the most comprehensive in Australia. Here is just a small sample of what’s on offer in-store and online.

Sailing with Penny WhitingSAILING WITH PENNY WHITING

Learn from the expert who has taught thousands of people to sail including hundreds of children. Penny believes you don’t need brute strength to sail, you just need to know the right way.


You can’t sail without a chart and the Australian Hydrographic Service currently has over 400 paper charts. Whichever chart you need, you can be assured that it will be fully corrected and up to date with the latest Notices to Mariners.

Cornell's Ocean AtlasCornell's Ocean Atlas

Author Jimmy Cornell uses his unmatched world voyaging experience to choose the scale and range of charts so that sailors can see all the relevant information and plan their passages.

NP5011 - Symbols and Abbreviations used on Admiralty ChartsNP5011 - Symbols & Abbreviations used on Admiralty Charts

The publication contains information on hydrography, topography and navigational aids and services as well as illustrating and explaining symbols and abbreviations in full colour.

Expert Sailing SkillsExpert Sailing Skills

This essential classic contains easy to follow diagrams and photos teaching a vast range of sailing skills. Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe cuts through the theory to explain what really works.

Sailing for Kids

The book is aimed at kids aged between 8-15 who are just starting out in the world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the sport.

The Rules in Practice 2017-2020The Rules in Practice 2017-2020

If you want to race, this publication is the bible and explains all the rules and provides situation based examples. The book includes the complete text of the new Racing Rules of Sailing in full, with all the Appendices.

RYA Advanced SailingRYA Advanced Sailing

This book and DVD covers each advanced course module in the RYA National Sailing Scheme and contains the essential information you need to succeed.

If you have any questions about sailing books, maps and charts don’t hesitate to call the experienced team at The Chart & Map Shop on 08 9335 8665, email or visit us in-store.
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