Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing

Up the Lake
By Wayne Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: Free! Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Life in a floating cabin, with travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, including the author's extensive study of one of Powell Lake's best float cabin designers.
Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle
By Elsan Zimmerly
Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author, a novice sailor, and her husband set out from Juneau, Alaska on a sailboat headed for Seattle, WA. Though early spring, winter weather prevailed in the far north making the voyage long and stressful. Storms, rough seas, frigid temperatures, dense fog, intense rain squalls test their abilities, stamina and their marriage.
An Old Salt's Guide to Free Maritime Websites
By Donald Brands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
An Old Salt's Guide to Free Maritime Websites is a list of the various websites that I have found useful to the mariner. Some is real time information, like weather and sea conditions; other sites are for marine charts and publications. All information, electronic charts and electronic publications accessible from these sites are free. All web locations are hyperlinked for easy reference.
Pressure Falling - Short Stories of Stormy Seas
By Mark Chisnell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Are you warm, safe and dry? Good - because the ocean can be a dangerous place and never more so than when the barometric pressure plummets and huge waves start to rise. These five short stories - chilling, funny and scary in turns - will show you just how ugly and dangerous the sea can become. Wrap up warm and safe when you read this book, because the raw power of storms comes roaring to life.
Skagerrak and Back
By Martin Edge
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Skagerrak and Back” is the story of my North Sea circuit aboard my 27ft yacht. This is not a tale of astonishing derring-do and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Neither does it purport to be a pilot book or sailing directions. It’s just the story of an achieveable summer cruise aboard a seaworthy wee boat.
A tranquil Day on the Strait of Canso
By Rob Dunbar
Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a summary of a wonderful day spent dinghy sailing in the confines of the Strait of Canso which separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island.
Sailing Alone to Isla
By Richard Philbrick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A single-handed voyage on a small sailboat from Key West Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Ker-SPLASH! Recreational Power Boaters Guide
By Floyd M. Orr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This book of non-fishing, recreational powerboats, a step up from the very basic Power Boating for Dummies, offers the avid boater or novice a comprehensive overview of the hobby. Packed inside are how-to articles, builder histories and addresses, and engine option details. This 2002 publication is being offered at a special low price prior to the 2010 release of an updated edition.
Beginner’s Guide to Boating: A How to Guide
By David Tuffley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Everything an absolute beginner needs to get out there on the water and start enjoying life far from the madding crowd, out where it is just you and the sea and sky. If you're planning on buying a boat or already have one that's not being used, it's time to learn how to use it. You can start this great learning journey by reading Beginner's Guide to Boating (includes Glossary of Nautical terms).
Kite Innovations - Beginner Kiting Buyers Guide
By Ben Ben Frankstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Ebook.Gd Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Parasailing and hang gliding
KiteInnovations.com created a great kite guide for beginners. This book will make you a kite expert in no time at all! Featuring kite types; single, dual, and quad line power stunt kites, cellular and box, diamond, parafoil, sled, bird. Don't forget kiting accessories like; bags, lines, reels, winders, spools, straps and handles, tails and line laundry, windsocks, wind gauges, and kite stakes.
Colregs
By Alan Phillips
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
Sailing Misadventures of the Wild Hair
By Chip Giles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a compendium of four sailing stories that document the intrepid misadventures of the Wild Hair in and around the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. The MacGregor twenty five foot sailboat provides a vehicle for the Giles to "enjoy" sailing and all the challenges that go with it. Whether you are a sailor or not, you will get a laugh out of the short stories.
Rogue Waves in Hawaii
By Doc Michaels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
My first time sailing out on the ocean, and we ran into a tropical storm with 30 foot waves and 25 to 30 knot winds. In the Alinuihaha Channel, between Maui and the big island, Hawaii, we got rolled over by 30 foot rogue waves. They came in at a 90 degree angle to the prevailing pattern and were as tall as the mast. I am lucky to be here to tell the tale!
Deepwater Heroes: The Boats That Saved the Coast
By Gina Sanders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
When the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill came to light, it was local fisherman that stepped up and set sail in hope of solving the crisis. Using their personal vessels, these men and women performed a great service to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the people who love and depend on it for survival. See their vessels in action as well as what they were up against in this pictorial.
Bluejacket: A Sailor's Life
By Chet Bright with Derek Turner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
From World War II to Korea to Vietnam, Chet Bright handled some of the Navy’s most dangerous jobs. He faced the prospect of death at sea many times, but he lived for the adventure. Bluejacket is the story of those adventures, from his days at war to his post-military years sailing the Caribbean. He gave his life to the sea. In return, it gave him these memories.
So You Want To Go Sailing
By Leon Bausch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
A primer for those who might be invited to go for a sail, who may be thinking about sailing or those who want to be sailors. Just basic information to make the adventure more enjoyable.
Nautical Musings
By James Keen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Thirty-seven short stories are excerpted from original articles published 1993 to 1996 in a weekly newspaper column named Nautical Musings that appreared in The Daily Southerner in Tarboro, NC.
Rudow's e-Guide to Fishing Maryland's Public Lakes & Ponds
By Lenny Rudow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
The latest how-to, where-to e-guide from Lenny Rudow covers Maryland's freshwater fishing possibilities. Reservoirs like Piney Run, lakes such as Deep Creek, specific eastern shore ponds, and tactics and techniques for bass, crappie, and other freshwater fish are covered in detail.Whether you're a bank angler, a reservoir runner, or a pond hopper, you'll find this one interesting.
Comedies Under Sail or Real Races by Real Amateurs
By John Champion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
These yacht races actually happened as unlikely as it may seem. There is nothing educational, serious or worthwhile in these tales but you may get a laugh from them. The first 50% is free so don't blame me if you don't like it!
Yachting For Beginners
By My Ebook Publishing House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This guide is aimed at those wand to learn yachting. It is full of essential information and useful pointers and tips to help get you started. If you think that even setting foot on a yacht would involve spending the next year living on a diet of mud and navel fluff then this is the book for you.