Jackie Parry – author


Recommended Reading & Resources

Books – Seamanship

Capt. Dick Gandy’s Australian Boating Manual: http://www.australianboatingmanual.com

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship by Charles B. Husick (USA)

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere (Illustrations by Mark Smith) (USA)

Books – Passage Planning

Cruisers’ AA by Jackie & Noel Parry

Cornell’s Routes of the World by Jimmy Cornell

Ocean Cruising on a Budget by Anne Hammick

World Cruising Destinations: An Inspirational Guide to All Sailing Destinations by Jimmy Cornell

Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors by Nigel Calder

The Voyager’s Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising by Beth A. Leonard

Books – True Survival Story

66 Days Adrift by William Butler: http://www.wbutler.com/

Books – Electrics

The 12 Volt Bible For Boats by Ed Sherman

Books – First Aid

Advanced First Aid Afloat by Peter F Eastman

The Onboard Medical Handbook by Paul Gill

Books – Kids

History Of The World by Susan Wise Bauer

Where’s Wally? by Martin Handford

Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome

Tommy Tiller and His Dog Rudder by John Martin

Books – Galley

Sailing the Farm: A Survival Guide to Homesteading on the Ocean by Ken Neumeyer

Cruising Cuisine by Kay Pastorius

The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew by Lin and Larry Pardey

Clean Seas

The MARPOL (Marine Pollution) Convention includes regulations aimed at preventing and minimizing pollution from ships – both accidental pollution and that from routine.

This is regulated by IMO (International Maritime Organisation), see http://www.imo.org/about/conventions/listofconventions/pages/international-convention-for-the-prevention-of-pollution-from-ships-(marpol).aspx

Clothing & Shoe Sizes

The following website has international size guides, converters, size charts and conversion tables; clothing sizes for women, men and children; charts for dress sizes, suit sizes and shoe sizes: www.sizeguide.net/

Community Web Sites (Useful for subject discussions)

www.noonsite.com: the global information site for cruising sailors

Yachting and Boating World: http://www.ybw.com/forums

Cruising and Sailing Forum: http://www.cruisersforum.com/

Cruiser Log World Cruising: http://www.cruiserlog.com/

Or simply Google ‘cruising forums’ to find your favourites.


Noel and Jackie Parry: www.jackieparry.com


Lin and Larry Pardey: http://www.landlpardey.com/

Teresa Carey: http://sailingsimplicity.com/

A plethora of information: http://www.weliveonaboat.com/  and http://www.womenandcruising.com

For skippers and crew, plus their friends and family. Log your position, it’s free and easy to use: http://www.skipr.net/

If you are interested in boating, The Frugal Mariner has something for you.
Whether you are a new boater, an experienced boater, a weekend boater or a full-
time cruiser, there is information here you can usehttp://www.frugal-mariner.com/
Cruising Consultant: http://www.pamwall.com/

Cruising Guides

Cruising Guides: http://www.freecruisingguide.com/

Cruising Compendiums and other great info: http://www.svsoggypaws.com/index.htm (FREE guides – don’t forget to buy them a beer when you meet them)

Visiting Indonesia: http://www.sailindonesia.net/rally/rallypermit.php

For Cruising Guides and lots more: http://yachtpals.com/cruising

Fashion Fun

1 WORLD SARONGS is the sarong source with sarongs of all types; plus sarong ties, sundresses, women’s clothes, jewellery and gifts. www.1worldsarongs.com

Fun, Learning & Pleasure

Fun and Games – try your luck at: http://www.funny-games.biz/captain-chaos.html

Free Boat Clipart plus Ship Animations and Gifts: http://www.fg-a.com/stgifs7.htm

Decorative Knots are a nice idea, see: http://www.boondoggleman.com for gift ideas

Geocaching is fun for all ages: http://www.geocaching.com/

Learn a new language when travelling: http://www.linkwordlanguages.com/

For online learning, Animated Knots by Grog is brilliant for knot tying and lots of other useful information: http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php

A Scout’s Guide to Boating Knots -:

Radio: The BBC broadcasts worldwide: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/

The Beachcombers’ Alert! newsletter is published by Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer and distributed via subscription. Distributed four times a year, Beachcombers’ Alert! features reports and articles concerning newly-discovered flotsam and other interesting beachcomber finds. http://beachcombersalert.blogspot.com.au/


Travel health information – worldwide: www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm

Centers for Disease control and prevention – travel information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

World Health Organisation – international travel and health: www.who.int/ith/en

The Travel Doctor: www.tmvc.com.au


The Wi-Fi free spot directory: http://www.wififreespot.com/

Internet: www.sailmail.com



Latitude 38: http://www.latitude38.com/

Cruising World: http://www.cruisingworld.com/

Cruising Helmsman: http://www.mysailing.com.au/ link

Mail Handling Companies


Voyagers Mail Forwarding Service: http://www.vmfs.com

Skypax: http://www.skypax.com/


My UK Mail: http://www.my-uk-mail.co.uk


Pass The Post: http://www.passthepost.com.au/

Campervan and Motorhome club, use this link to find several options of mail forwarding:



True and apparent wind calculator:


PC Chart Plotter and GPS Navigation software: http://www.sping.com/seaclear/

Free Marine Chart Planner: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33427/polarview

Navigation Worksheets: http://www.jsward.com/navigation/index.shtml

Calculate set and drift, DR, TVMDC, running fix, rhumb line, speed/distance/time:


Chart Plotter and GPS Navigation Software: http://opencpn.org/ocpn/

Tide Program: http://www.wxtide32.com/

Magnetic Declination Calculator: http://www.geomag.nrcan.gc.ca/apps/mdcal-eng.php

Find the correct local Variation from:

http://ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/magfield.shtml, or,

www.geomag.nrcan.gc.ca/apps/mdcal-eng.php, or


Atlas of Pilot charts:



Boat US: http://www.boatus.com/

UK Cruising Association: www.cruising.org.uk

Seven Seas Cruising Association: www.SSCA.org

Australian Hydrographic Service: http://www.hydro.gov.au/downloads/downloads.htm

Boatsafe.com www.boatsafe.com

Boating Safety and Clean Water: www.boatus.com/foundation/

Island Cruising Association: http://www.islandcruising.co.nz/


Paws Aboard is a provider of safe and fun supplies for active dog owners and their pets. www.pawsaboard.com

Photography & Artwork

Photography: market your pictures or art work with: http://www.imagekind.com

Build your own online art gallery by sharing your photos with the world – then make money on your sales: http://www.instacanv.as


See Noonsite web page for up to date information on problem areas:


Incidents involving yachts in the Caribbean: www.safetyandsecuritynet.com

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs website which carries information on security conditions in countries around the world: http://www.dfat.gov.au

Products & Equipment

Safety Netting for Boats: http://www.ondecksports.com/Products/Sports-Netting

Weatherfax Software: http://www.jvcomm.de/index_e.html

For detailed winch information on anchor winches check out:


Anchor Buddy: http://www.anchorbuddy.co.nz

WD40 and its uses: http://www.wd40.com/files/pdf/wd-40_2042538679.pdf

Anchoring Techniques:



Latitude 38 Magazine (USA) organises the Puddle Jump Rally each year. This is a great way to make lots of new friends and experience French Polynesian culture to the full:


Indonesia: http://www.sailindonesia.net/rally


NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Downloads: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/download_agreement.htm

NOAA Marine Weather Services Guide: http://www.nws.noaa.gov

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml?epac

Joint Typhoon Warning Center: www.usno.navy.mil?JTWC

Storm Pulse: www.stormpulse.com/Pacific

HurricaneZone.net: www.hurricanezone.net

Weather Underground: www.wunderground.com

Australian Weather: BOM: http://www.bom.gov.au/

Extreme Weather: Global Tracks Software: www.extremewx.com

Mexican Meteorology Service: http://smn.cna.gob.mx/

Weatherfax: http://www.jvcomm.de/downloadpre.html

Worldwide Weatherfax frequencies: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf]

Safety and more at: http://www.tripbuzz.com/boating-safety-guide/

We were still trying to figure out where to stow everything!

We were still trying to figure out where to stow everything!


One thought on “Links/Resources

  1. Can’t wait to read about your next adventures xxx


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