Welcome to Smashwords!

Check out our new interface for discovering great ebooks! Read the official announcement at the Smashwords Blog.

Please confirm your erotica preferences.

Learn more about erotica controls. You may change these settings at any time.

[Close]

Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing

Used Sailboat Buyer Beware
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Buying a used sailing vessel is not as easy as one would hope. You can't always count on the professionals involved in your purchasing experience to help you avoid buyers remorse. Know what to look for, what to expect and where to find the information you need to be happy with your choice long after your purchase. Also discover a little known purchasing strategy that could save you a LOT of money!
Ship of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"'Lucky is the man who is obsessed with the sea, and the one who builds a craft worthy of her greatest challenge.' This book might be the closest thing to accomplishing both, whether you sail or not." --Corinne Joy Brown, bestselling author of "Hidden Star", winner of the New Mexico/Arizona book award, historical fiction.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Two Clowns Cross the Pacific in a Small Boat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
Tells of a sailing journey from San Diego to Australia in a 40 foot sailing boat. Covers Mexico, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji. Also has a chapter on various events "that were too much fun," for the crew. Includes useful detail on various formalities required in the respective ports of call.
More Sailboat Projects - Clever Ideas and How to Make Them - For a Pittance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,530. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This book is a sequel to Sailboat Projects, a highly successful book for those who love to sail and work on their boats. Author Clarence Jones has been a sailor most of his life. Much of his pleasure in sailing has been creating projects for his boats that enhance their performance, make them easier to sail, or more fun. He writes. He invents. He tinkers. He sails. That's what this book is about.
Sailing With Senta - Tropical Dream
Series: Sailing With Senta, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Have you ever dreamed of abandoning your current life-style and going adventuring on the high seas? Join Faith and her husband Pierre as they sail their yacht Senta to and fro between uninhabited Salamon coral atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean and Thailand and Malaysia in the Far East.
Sailing With Senta - Borneo Here We Come
Series: Sailing With Senta, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,340. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Have you ever dreamed of abandoning your current life-style and going adventuring on the high seas? Join Faith and her husband Pierre as they sail their yacht Senta from Salamon Atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean to Langkawi Island on the west coast of Malaysia and then on to Kota Kinabalu near the north eastern tip of Borneo.
Tying a Bowline The "Easy" Way
You set the price! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by iwillbewise. Categories: 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.
Building "Pete's Banjo"
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Since 1984 New Jersey Friends of Clearwater's Environmental Sail Program (ESP) gave free environmental sail boat rides in a historical, 26 foot Tuckerton River Sailing Garvey. That vessel was retired to a seaport museum, and we needed a new vessel. Planning, construction, launch, and sailing are all presented as a photo album with captions and narrative. Over 100 photos, eight drawings.
The Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(1.00 from 1 review)
While blue water sailing through Hurricane Bob, the sailing seemed spectacular for the first several days and nights. Thick moonlight, the viscous night light that marks the passage of twilight, gives the great blue sea swells their animation under a gentle wind. The swells, rising and falling seemingly without end, could have originated from some storm thousands of miles away.
Idiot Afloat, Book II, Cuba, Bothwell and Boot Key Harbor: The Cruiser’s Divided Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,610. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This was the windy winter of 2003-4, when Sharon sailed, changing crew along the way and often alone in the Bahamas, Cuba and to the Florida Keys. It is also the story of how a little 1945 Bothwell house became a cozy retreat for the time away from sailing. As a live-aboard in Boot Key Harbor, she got to know the eccentrics and artists there. And who could forget those scary hurricanes of 2005?
Refits, More Ways to Make Your Boat Better.
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Six chapters including marine refrigeration, hard stand haul out, refitting in Thailand, engine vibration problems, accessing components on board and mistakes made by builders we have to live with. Non technical and easily understood with a few laughs to make this a fun and informative read.
The Binomial Man
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Surfing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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.
Why Sailing - Adventure on the High Seas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
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.
Punta Maldonado
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Sailing adventure in a serious storm off the coast of Mexico.
Comedies Under Sail or Real Races by Real Amateurs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
These yacht races actually happened as unlikely as it may seem. There is nothing educational, serious or worthwhile in these tales but you may get a laugh from them. The first 50% is free so don't blame me if you don't like it!
A Life Without Borders
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,440. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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.
Diccionario Náutico y Marítimo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,050. Language: Spanish. Published: January 2, 2013 by e-Diciones KOLAB. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Este Diccionario Náutico y Marítimo le permitirá familiarizarse con los términos que se usan habitualmente a bordo de una embarcación hasta llegar a convertirse en un auténtico "lobo de mar" en cuanto a lenguaje se refiere. Su lectura es entretenida, ya que recoge multitud de ejemplos, anécdotas y curiosidades lo que hace que más que un libro de consulta parezca un compendio de temas relacionado
The Accidental Sailor
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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
Ensenada Between the Storms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
A Cadenza Blue Water Sailing Experience from the ships log. Eleven days at sea beyond Cabo san Lucas.