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Sail with Jim - The Dream
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Price: Free! Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A ten year old introduced to sailing by a friend makes himself a promise to someday buy his own yacht. This is the 50 year journey to fulfill that promise.
Sailing Adventures in Paradise
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Vivid chronicle the authors' four years sailing adventures in the paradise of the South Seas. Told through the eyes of his sailboat it is a most refreshing and knowledge filled narrative with many insights and problem solving events. Great reading for anyone planning or contemplating planning their own sailing adventure cruise. Also includes '101 Dollar Saving Tips' useful for the cruising sailor
Sommer auf der Ostsee. Vom Abenteuer einer Segelreise
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: German. Published: September 18, 2012 and represented by spezialdichtungsprodukte. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Das Meer ist eine endlose Verlockung. Und weckt eine tiefe Sehnsucht. Nach fünf Jahren Bauzeit machen sich der Autor und seine Freunde auf den Weg. Mit ihrer restaurierten Segelyacht segeln sie vier Sommerwochen lang von Greifswald aus über die Ostsee. Wir sind aufgebrochen zu anderen Ufern, haben den Horizont gesucht und einfach Leben gefunden. Eine Reisereportage.
Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, & Fiberglass
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 94,660. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Beating Windward Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Boat Girl” is the heart-breaking memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. Melanie paints a vivid picture of the trials and tribulations of family life aboard a sailboat without drowning the reader in the technical details of sailing. “Boat Girl” strikes a perfect balance between a coming of age story and a sea tale, enjoyable for boaters and land-lovers alike.
Tying a Bowline The "Easy" Way
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Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by iwillbewise. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
A less common way of tying a bowline knot without taking the rabbit around the tree and back in the hole.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe
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Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,700. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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This is the story of a circumnavigation of Ireland aboard my 27ft yacht in 2011. From the Forth I went round Ireland anti-clockwise, which people tell me is the ’wrong way round’. Most of the journey was sailed solo. I skirted a lot of the bits of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. By sea Celtdom doesn't look so much a 'fringe' as the centre, a fact which I rant about quite a lot
Float Street Notes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Boats are funny animals, especially old boats, and the sailors who ply the waters in them are even funnier. This book contains over 50 humorous essays written for Caribbean Compass and some photos from those strange and wonderful times. They examine a wide spectrum of facts and speculations on boats and boating, and ponder the strange creatures found in the Caribbean -- sailors.
Confessions of a Grinder
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,850. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
The America's Cup - it was such a big deal back in 1986-87. The Cup had been won by the Aussie's Australia II a few years earlier. We were going to win it back. 'We' in this instance is the syndicate from San Francisco, the USA. Skipper Tom Blackaller at the helm. I was a lowly grinder - the low low low man on the totem pole. So, as you can imagine, I had quite a view.
Sailboat Projects
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This is a marvelous collection of 13 projects to make for your sailboat. Easy, clever ideas. Some simple, some complex. All much cheaper than the cost for a similar item in a boating store. Author Clarence Jones is a sailor who invents things. And writes about how to make them. In clear, easy steps with lots of pictures. Take a peek at the Table of Contents. At this price, how can you go wrong?
The Binomial Man
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Surfing
In this rollicking memoir author Paul Stevens recounts his efforts to become an ocean going sailor (at 60), a surfer (at 65), and a skier (at 68), by compensating his complete lack of sporting talent with sheer determination. Along the way he gets a new body, and a whole new outlook on life.
A Warm Sea - Dreaming of Sailing and Making It Happen: Tales of our cruising life in the Mediterranean
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
This is the whimsical story of a couple who left their comfortable suburban life and embarked on a journey of exploration and self-discovery by living on board their sailboat and cruising the Mediterranean. It is about the challenges and delights of the cruising life, the cultures and histories from the Middle East to the Tuscan Islands, the friendly people they met, and the irresistible cuisines.
Captain Mark's Way
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
True Caribbean Stories and Reflections of a Sailing Captain. From the Virgin Islands to Grenada, enjoy over 30 years of Caribbean madness as only a Charter Boat captain can recall, with photos. Contemplate 16 "One Page Wonders," presented to help view life and it's challenges. (Available free at CaptainMarksWay.com) Everyone has their own way, this is Captain Mark's!
La Isla Desnuda
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Price: Free! Words: 23,900. Language: Spanish. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
Aventuras de un joven solitario navegando por el litoral de Ibiza en busca de la utopía de la isla virgen, que todavía palpita allí a pesar de los estragos del turismo. El relato intenta comunicar al lector la fascinación por lo natural, representado en el mundo mágico de la orilla marina, donde confluye todo: el mar, la roca, el aire, el sol, los peces y las aves, y el hombre.
The Adventures of Lucky Mike - All at Sea (Book Three)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,040. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Without a penny in his pocket, Lucky set out at the age of twenty to build a yacht and sail around the world. Two years later, he made the money, built the yacht and sailed away to begin the voyage of a lifetime! From a five-year circumnavigation, to exciting tales on some of the largest and fastest yachts afloat, Lucky offers a unique insight into living life as a free spirit upon the ocean.
Two Fools And A Cat
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,550. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
When Kim, Jazzymyne and their cat leave Los Angeles, California on New Year's Day they have no idea where the wind will take them. Their second day at sea they are caught in a violent storm. They struggle back to land and upon attempting to anchor near an island off the coast of Mexico, Kim breaks her hand. Conflict looms when Jazzymyne tires of the hardships and wants to go home.
Mystic Seafarer's Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes, Captain Sisson's Gold, and Amelia Earhart's Wedding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Journey to and from the center of adventure--Mystic, Connecticut. Includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, "7 Wonders," hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus information on area shipwrecks, Amelia Earhart's wedding, Benedict Arnold’s treachery and Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost.
Tell Tales - The Sailing Adventures of Norlee
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Ever felt like stepping off the treadmill, taking a year off work and sailing a yacht around Australia? Well, if you are reading this then it’s a good chance you have, during an occasional daydream, let go the mooring lines of work and family and quietly left the harbour to see what lies around the next headland or what white sandy bay awaits.
Bumbling Through Paradise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This book is a series of short vignettes about the eight years an inexperienced middle-aged couple spent on their 37' sailboat Hyperion. For six of those years the boat was their only home as they happily cruised the Caribbean. During the years they cruised and lived on the boat, they encountered many problems and obstacles, some even life-threatening. This book recounts many of these events.
Why Sailing - Adventure on the High Seas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Discover the fun and exciting world of sailing. This introductory guide is designed for those fun and outgoing people who enjoy the water or those who simply wish to learn more about the hobby and sport of sailing.
Summer Heat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2013 by Rambling Star Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
"How did I get here?" thought David Hope as his boat, Summer Heat, was tossed in a storm on its way to the Bahamas. This book is the true story of his life, from his first experiences in sailing through his career as a Chesterfield County, Virginia Police Officer up until his ship was caught in a devastating storm. Read about how David and his crew struggled to survive on Summer Heat.