Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing

Idiot Afloat, Book I, Living and Cruising on Wishbone, Ultramarine Blue and My Detour
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This story takes the reader through three years of cruising the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and Cuba. The writer, Sharon Lehnert, a Lake Ontario sailor and racer, had to learn how to live on a cruising boat, as a single-handed sailor, sometimes with novice crew. Sharon made many mistakes, and her adventures, often funny, are a cautionary tale for those setting out for southern salty waters.
Following the Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 219,050. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Author Doug Sanderson takes you along on a sailing trip that spans two years. He abandons his job in Seattle and purchases a Formosa 46 in Florida. After a frantic couple of months getting the boat ready, Doug sets sail for whatever adventures await him. His trip includes Florida, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Chesapeake Bay, New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat (illustrated version)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,290. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, Tom Pamperin sets out with his cantankerous sidekick Jagular (a fourteen-foot sailboat he built from cheap plywood, a 2x4 mast, and a $20 tarp for a sail) on a series of sail and oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
Liner Cruising
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Bookpal Australia. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel Games
The writer of two previous books, neither having any connection with cruising, this is my first entry into the expensive, overly hyped and glitzy world being promoted by the major cruise lines. The book evolved following my first cruise in 2012, on board a large freighter, CMA-CGM line’s Columba, during which I kept a detailed day-to-day diary of events experienced on the cruise
Gonzo's Flying Dog: Pursuing Nothing on a Sailboat
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,100. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Two penniless hitchhikers decide to buy a sailboat, move aboard and sail down the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Neither of them have ever set foot on a sailboat. Neither of them know how to sail. They get jobs in New Orleans and buy a 26-foot sloop on eBay. They teach themselves to sail and spend nine months going from the upper Chesapeake Bay to Key West, Florida.
Under The Endless Sky. A Thousand Days Of Sea, Adventure, And Freedom: Around The World On A Sailboat.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,720. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
A true story that reads like a novel. A man and a woman leave a normal lifestyle of home and office, similar to that of millions of others, and set off to sail around the world. They uncover distant lands, forgotten archipelagos, emotions, fears, and incredible landing places. Large and small adventures, compellingly told in simple language that will captivate right up to the final page.
Mar d'Africa. Storie di terre e di vento, di isole e di uomini: in barca a vela dal Mar Rosso verso gli oceani d'Oriente
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Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: Italian. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
Un uomo, una donna, su una barca a vela. Un viaggio fatto seguendo solo l'istinto e il desiderio di avventura, fuori da ogni rotta conosciuta, alla ricerca degli ultimi angoli nascosti del nostro pianeta.
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.
Dagny Rocks
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 148,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Rhea grows up in the hippie days of the 70's aboard a hand-built, ocean-going tugboat. Later she joins Icelander Petur on his big sailing ketch. With an ever-changing crew, Dagny voyages nearly non-stop happily surviving mechanical failures, ripped sails, a keel conversion, irate port captains, multiple mast-removals, and two Newfoundland winters.
How to Select, Equip and Maintain a Cruising Boat. The Series.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,310. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This book is a compilation of the authors other e books on cruising boats. The material is the same but makes it all available in one volume at a much lower price. Thirty seven different chapters beginning with comparing boats and the various aspects of different designs and builds. The buying process, equipping for a voyage and numerous practical articles; Easy reading with a humorous approach.
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.
Sailing for Home: A Voyage from Antigua to Kinsale
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dedalus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Theo Dorgan’s gripping account of a transatlantic voyage on the schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven—from the Caribbean to the coast of his native Cork—is both travelogue and meditation, interior journey and outward voyage of exploration.
A Life Without Borders
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,440. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Would you risk it all for a dream? Carla and Dan quit their jobs, sold their house and possessions and took their two children on a 4 year adventure. The family escaped the boundaries of their stress filled life by sailing the Caribbean, backpacking through South America and an RV trip across America. They found love laughter and know they will always be stronger when they are together.
The Accidental Sailor
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In 1976 Rod Heikell set off in Roulette, a 20 foot boat that should probably have never left the Solent, for the Mediterranean. Via the French Canals and Biscay he somehow got to the Mediterranean and sailed to Corsica, Italy and onto Greece. It records the near disasters and highs and lows of a voyage which shaped his life in ways he never imagined.He became the accidenta
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!
Some Voyages Around New Zealand & Elsewhere
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,170. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
In over seventy years of sailing Perce has made many voyages around New Zealand, solo return across the Tasman Sea, to the South Pacific Islands and elsewhere. He weaves observations about people, places, boats and the sea into an unusually acute feeling for the fascination of cruising in small boats.In his time GPS, chartplotters,autopilots and roller furling have revolutionised cruising.
Sotto un grande cielo. Mille giorni di mare, di avventura e libertà. Due italiani, a vela, intorno al mondo.
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Price: $9.80 USD. Words: 81,770. Language: Italian. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
E' il best seller di vela degli ultimi anni. Un uomo e una donna lasciano una esistenza normale fatta di casa e ufficio uguale a milioni di altre e partono per il giro del mondo in barca a vela. Trovano terre lontane, isole dimenticate, emozioni, paure, sbarchi rocamboleschi. Piccole e grandi avventure raccontate con un linguaggio semplice e coinvolgente che tiene incollati fino all'ultima pagina
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.
Au delà des limites
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: French. Published: January 26, 2013 by Richard Plourde. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Afin de transmettre ce que j’ai vécu personnellement lors de quelques-uns des événements marquants et inoubliables de ma carrière de skipper, j’ai écrit « au-delà des limites » et «L’océan prédateur». Ces deux bouquins, indu-bitablement, en disent long sur mes états d’âme, mes bonheurs, mes malchances, ma manière d’aborder les problèmes, et de lutter contre les éléments déchaînés.
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.