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.
Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot - A Simple Explanation
By Gene Grossman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2009 by Magic Lamp Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
At last - a plain English explanation of a valuable navigation procedure, without complicated diagrams, astronomy, or strange scientific words. Reading this book is guaranteed to raise your level from ‘Idiot’ up to being merely ‘Navigationally Challenged,’ and will also suggest how to further elevate your status to that of Competent Navigator. This book won a 2011 Global eBook Award.
Risk to Gain
By Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world? If so, it probably wasn’t like this - stomach-churning storms, frustrating calms, broken gear, shattered hopes and stunning victories. Risk to Gain is the story of the men and women aboard two boats sailing around the world in the classic Whitbread Race. Travel with them on their voyage and gain a unique insight into their inspirational journey.
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.
How NOT to Go Boating - Avoid making a fool of yourself at sea
By Gene Grossman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by Magic Lamp Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This is the perfect book for any new boater or any person invited to be a guest on someone else's boat. It covers all the things NOT to do on a boat, with many suggestions on the proper conduct while aboard. Also included is an informative Un-Glossary with words NOT to say, when describing things on a boat. Lots of personal experiences mentioned that show how to avoid becoming a jerk at sea.
Up the Strait
By Wayne Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Boating, hiking, and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia that can be reached by boat, bicylcle, and all-terrain vehicle. Sea kayaking in the Gulf Islands. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia.
Sea Gypsies Down Under
By Ross Bodle
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,650. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011 by Heather Mackay. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(3.00 from 1 review)
A guide to life at sea. A collection of interviews with cruising folk who shared their own personal experiences. Some told of frightful events while others had wonderful relaxed voyages. There is a mine of valuable information about storms, pirates, shootings, shipwrecks, man-overboard, diving experiences and shark attacks, plus other helpful advice for those who want to go cruising offshore.
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.
Sailing Directions Avoid and Survive Hurricanes
By Alan Phillips
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This book is written for sailors. There is always the possibility of being caught out in dire circumstances. Everything you need to know is included.
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.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition
By Ben Gray
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Hillbilly landlubber Ben Gray and his sons launched a 55 hp boat near their ranch in Alberta. 2,000 miles with portages and groundings to the Arctic Ocean. Then west past Alaska to the Bering St and turned back North and East through the ice choked NW Passage to circumnavigate the world in 2005. From hurricanes to pirates to being arrested to meeting lovely people, it was An Incredible Journey.
Around-the-World Sailing Guide
By Alan Phillips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Do you know how to sail around the world? Which seasons do you sail? Which way do you go? Where can you stop? What paperwork is needed? Are there storms? What about pirates? Food, sails, water, regulations, safety, communications, anchorage, weather etc.
Seadogs, Clowns, and Gypsies
By Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Seadogs,Clowns,& Gypsies is more than just a book about the remarkable lifestyle of various Caribbean sailors. It is a Celebration of a Way of Life. The people who inhabit these salt-stained pages(“We’re all here, because we’re not all there!”) have a true Lust for Living. They kiss life full on the lips, embrace each new day, welcome every fresh sensation.
Hurricane Handbook
By Gene Parola
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In this, as in any discussion about boats and weather, one can make no assumptions. There is little new in that matrix. Boats, the sea and weather have posed those ambiguities ever since man leapt astride a log and rode it the first time. However, there are some steps that a responsible owner can take in an attempt to minimize damage. The following suggestions, properly executed, may help.
Spanish Castle to White Night
By Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
So, you think you’d like to sail around the world? Sunsets across calm oceans, cocktails at cosy anchorages, landfalls in amazing new places? Not if you take part in one of the planet’s last great adventures. An incredible race, ripping and roaring through the seven seas. This is a tale of endurance, deprivation and adventure, a story of winners and losers, those who made it and those who did not.
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.
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.
Safe Champions
By Bob Wartinger
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Seattle Book Company. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Safe Champions condenses the latest insights from boat racing worldwide into a practical user guide. Years of material collected from the experiences of successful drivers help a driver to achieve their personal best. If you are a powerboat racing participant, officiant, or simply an enthusiast, you will find that Safe Champions is an informative read that can take your skills to the next level.