Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing

Bluejacket: A Sailor's Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Manual Volume One, Marine Safety Program, Environmental Response, Commercial Vessel Safety, Boating Safety
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) manual covers the basics of the marine safety program including boating safety, commercial vessel safety, environmental response, and more.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Rescue and Survival Systems Manual - Surviving Without a Raft, Skills, Swimmer Equipment, PFDs, Vests, Clothing, Beacons, Buoys
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Safety and first aid
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescue and survival systems manual covers survival skills and equipment for water survival.
Skagerrak and Back
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
“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.
So You Want To Go Sailing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: 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.
An Old Salt's Guide to Free Maritime Websites
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: 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.
Farther Up the Strait
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs ยท Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,580. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: 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.
Safe Champions
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by Seattle Book Company. Categories: 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.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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.
The Complete Guide To Learning How To Sail
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This ebook has been developed by sailing experts to help people get started in this great sport, sailing. All the information and guidance is here in a step by step format, giving the new comers to sailing the theory and confidence to take those next steps forward, getting out on the water. If you are new to sailing, then this is a must to get you started in this fantastic sport.
Voyage of the Maiatla with the Naked Canadian: One Family's Mexican Odyssey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 187,520. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Imagine swimming, surrounded by hundreds of Giant Manta Rays on the Sea of Cortez, or riding the tail of a hurricane towards Hawaii while a second storm threatens to overtake your boat from behind. Become crew and the fifth crew member of this sailing family. Let Andy Gunson's witty style transport you to exotic ports, as he takes you along on a deeper journey of love, friendships and family.
Deepwater Heroes: The Boats That Saved the Coast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
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.
Spanish Castle to White Night
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(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.
Sailing Misadventures of the Wild Hair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
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.
A Beginner's Guide to the Action Photography of Boats
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
This book was written specifically to help amateur photographers capture stunning, action images of boats. The lessons can be applied to powerboats, sailboats, large boats or small boats. Technique is more important than equipment and the reader will learn how to get the most with the camera he already owns. Over fifty photographs are used as illustrations. Have fun with your camera!
iSailing Manual
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Learn how to sail the funny way! A lot of famous saiing quotes in every chapter will help you discover the wonderful world of sailing...
Rogue Waves in Hawaii
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: 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!
Pressure Falling - Short Stories of Stormy Seas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life
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.
Risk to Gain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(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.