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  • About The Club

    Combwich Cruising Club

    The Club was formed in 1966 with moorings and mud berths in the Pill at Combwich. The Pill had been used for centuries as a local berth for ships coming up the River Parrett to and from Bridgwater. A quay was built in 1952 to allow for ships docking with materials to service the building of Hinkley Point Power Station and this, and the associated area was later to become part of CMBSC.

    The club facilities are leased from EDF on land between Combwich Laboratory and the River Parrett. There is a clubhouse with showers and toilet facilities, a workshop, a storage shed and boat and car parking space.

  • Books

  • Club Library books

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    List of books in the Library

    There are also a number of back copies of yachting magazines. If you have any books you would like to donate then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07786 176123

    The club has had donated almost 100 books on sailing, navigation, seamanship, engine maintenance and other matters nautical.
    These are available in the clubhouse to be borrowed by members in a sort of Library system.

    Bill Johnson 01278 652283 is holding the keys and if anyone is interested in borrowing a book then contact him directly.

    See our list below:

    Design and construction, Sails, Maintenance  
    1 Amateur Boat Building Michael Verney
    2 Care and repair of Sails J Howard Williams
    3 Encyclopedia of small craft maintenance Percy Blandford
    4 Design of Sailing Yachts Pierre Gutelle
    5 Understanding rigs and rigging Richard Henderson
    6 Dinghy Sails J Howard Williams
    7 Boat repair manual George Buchanan
    8 Wooden Boats John Scarlett
    9 Ferrocement Robert Tucker
    10 From a bare hull Ferenc Mate
    11 Surveying small craft Ian Nicholson
    12 Build your own boat Ian Nicholson
    13 Self Steering Lee Woas
    14 Care and repair of hulls Michael Verney
    15 Boat maintenance David Derrick
    16 Care and repair of Glass fibre yachts Tony Station Bevan
    17 The finely fitted yacht Ferenc Mate
    18 Boat repairs and conversions Michael Verney
    19 Yacht joinery and fitting Mike Saunders
    20 Build and sail your own boat Norman Dahl
    21 Repair and restoration of wooden boats Mike Harper and Dave Johnson
    22 Sailing and boating equipment guide Colin Jarman
    23 Boat data book Ian Nicholson
      Meterology  
    24 Yachtsman's weather map Ray Sanderson
    25 Meterology at sea Ray Sanderson
    26 Outlook weather maps and forecasting G W White
    27 Glenans weather forecasting Glenans
    28 Instant weather forecasting Alan Watts
    29 Meterology C W Roberts
    30 Weather at sea David Houghton
    31 Wind and sailing boats Alan Watts
      Engines and electronics  
    33 How to install a new diesel Peter Cumberlidge
    34 Boat engines Peter Bowyer
    35 Diesel boat engines Haynes
    36 Care and repair of small diesels Chris Thompson
    37 Boat electronics John Wayney
    38 Electronics afloat Dag Pike
    39 Marine diesel engines Nigel Calder
      Navigation  
    40 RYA Manual RYA
    41 Weekend Navigator Bruce Fraser
    42 The Yacht Navigator Norman Dahl
    43 Chart Abbreviations Admiralty 5011
    44 Navigation exercises for yachtsman RYA
    45 Maritime buoyage system A Admiralty
    46 Yachtmaster exercises RYA
    47 Race Navigation Stuart Quarrie
    48 Seaman's Guide to Rules of the Road JW Ford
    49 Coastal Navigation Gerry Smith
    50 Small Cruiser Navigation RM Tetley
    51 The Art of Pilotage John Mellor
    52 Ocean Yacht Navigator Kenneth Wilkes
    53 International Signals D A Moore
    54 Practical Yacht Navigator Kenneth Wilkes
    55 Start to navigate Conrad Dixon
      Pilotage guides  
    56 Dutch inland sailing pilot Henry Levison
    57 Havengids Nederland Vetus
    58 Greek waters pilot – Imray Rod Heikell
    59 Ionian – Corfu/Zakinthos Rod Heikell
    60 West coast of Scotland Ronald Faux
    61 Tidal Atlas of N Ireland and W Scotland Admiralty
    62 Solent Tidal Atlas Admiralty
    63 English and Bristol Channel tidal Atlas Admiralty
    64 Irish Sea and Bristol Channel tidal atlas Admiralty
    65 Atlantic crossing guide RCC Phillip Allen
    66 Britanny and Channel Islands David Jefferson
    67 Scottish West Coast Pilot Mark Brackenbury
    68 Shell pilot to English Channel Capt Coote RN
    69 The Solent Cruising guide Derek Bowskill
    70 Sailing directions for W Scotland Clyde Crusing Club
      Sailing and Seamanship  
    71 Glenans Sailing Manual Glenans Sea Centre
    72 Seamanship Peter Kemp
    73 Progressive dinghy sailing Stan Woolam
    74 Roving in open boats Ian Nicholsan
    75 Spinnaker R King
    76 Singlehanding Tony Meisel
    77 Single handed sailing Richard Henderson
    78 Sailing cruiser manual John Mellor
    79 Anchoring and Mooring Alan Gree
    80 Strong wind sailing Richard Henderson
    81 Fast cruising Peter Johnson
    82 Downwind sailing John Oakley
    83 This is rough weather sailing Errol Bruce
    84 This is sailboat cruising JD Sleightholme
    85 This is racing R Creagh-Osborne
    86 Sailing Strategy Ian Proctor
    87 Yachtmaster offshore John Russel
    88 Race training manual Jim Saltonstal RYA
    89 Blue water racing C van Rietschoten/B Pickthall
    90 Survival at sea Bernard Robin
    91 Marlinspike seamanship William P Maclean
    92 Heavy weather sailing K Adlard Coles
    93 Yacht signalling- radio Bernard Hayman
    94 RYA sailing manual Bob Bond RYA
    95 The rules in action G Sambrooke-Sturgess

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