Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing

Up the Lake
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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.
Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot - A Simple Explanation
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Price: $4.99 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
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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.
Sea Gypsies Down Under
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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.
Spanish Castle to White Night
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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.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition
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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.
Sailing Directions Avoid and Survive Hurricanes
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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.
Around-the-World Sailing Guide
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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.
Farther Up the Strait
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Boating 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, with contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Strait,' which constitutes a set of two books that can be read in either order.
Up the Strait
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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.
Safe Champions
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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.
Skagerrak and Back
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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.
Beginner’s Guide to Boating: A How to Guide
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Series: Travel, Book 7. 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).
Ker-SPLASH! Recreational Power Boaters Guide
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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.
Collected Fat
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 57,130. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
The Collected Fat represents the very best writing from one of the most outrageous writers in the Caribbean. Cap’n Fatty will enthrall you with his rollicking tales of Lush Tropical Vegetables, Wonderful Waterfront Wackos, and Colorful Caribbean Characters. A number of these stories will make you laugh. A few will touch your heart. One might change you, ever-so-slightly, forever.
SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Sprinkled with over 30-mouthwatering recipes and spiced with tales of adventure, SEAsoned is the hilarious look at a yacht chef’s first year working for her husband while they cruise from the Bahamas to Italy, France, Greece and Spain, trying to stay afloat.
Sailing Misadventures of the Wild Hair
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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.
It would be Nice to have a Boat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,280. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
The things that can go wrong when you wish for a boat. The miseries of a boat buyer turned renovator.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A basic boating guide, told in a salty tale format. Emphasis is on the practical and not on calculations and theory that the average boater doesn't need. The author has over 40 years of experience on the water as a pleasure boater, Coast Guardsman and commercial tug captain. This is an easy reading and entertaining way to become a proficient boater.
Bluejacket: A Sailor's Life
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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.