This book came to my attention whilst reading the classic 'Riddle of The Sands' as it is mentioned several times as being on the book shelf on board 'Dulcibella' so I started a trawl round t'internet to see if was a real book....
First surprise was that it actually exists and is a free download at various sites across the web in a variety of formats. It was first published in 1893 and is essentially a yachting guide to the United Kingdom from about 1850 to 1880, written in the form of a personal diary/log and a few chartlets to help you visualise his voyaging. The preface sets the scene quite well.
Second surprise, it's a reasonable read and it is quite fun to see how Victorian gentlemen yachtsmen conducted themselves and the challenges they faced apart from the weather and the sea.
Some of the Victorian vocabulary may take a bit of 'googling' for those in the colonies.......
I have particularly enjoyed some of his 'rants' (conducted in gentlemen's English) including familiar subjects such as; what's wrong with Longshoremen, how modern education is failing the kids of today and why do fishermen have to use bad language all the time?
One link to start you offhttps://archive.org/details/downchannelwith00mcmugoog
I hope you enjoy it?