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The Idiot Farm: Sailing Painfully Slowly Round Britain’s ‘Big Island’ in a Small Boat, with a Side Order of Low Countries by Martin Edge
Price: $4.60 USD. Words: 118,350. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
“The Idiot Farm” is the story of my sailing trip round what most people would probably call Mainland Britain in my wee yacht. This took place over 12 years and was incredibly slow, sporadic and wimpy. As well as the coast of the UK and a tiny bit of eastern Ireland, I bang on quite a bit about cruising the inland waters of the Netherlands.
Misplaced in Europe by Lauraine McDonald
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,040. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This book chronicles my adventures on an 80-foot yacht cruising around the Italian coast, while I work as a "hostess" for a couple of elitist Monegasques. It includes local recipes, snap-shots of the colourful characters I meet, interesting historic facts and amusing work-related incidents. I aim to expose the funny, poignant and sometimes sinister adventures of a path less well travelled.
Ship of Dreams by Charles T. Whipple
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.
Prevail: Celebrate the Journey by Alder Allensworth
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018 by Richter Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
After being diagnosed with a rare, usually fatal cancer, Alder Allensworth made a miraculous recovery and took on a sailing journey most would only dream of. Having lost one eye to cancer, Alder dedicated herself to this 1,200-mile trip to raise money and awareness for sailors with disabilities. Alder faced all the unimaginable struggles this trip brought head-on.
Round the Top - Perth to Melbourne the Long Way by Stuart Robinson & Magda Robinson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,410. Language: Australian English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Part blog, part guide book, part text book, this book documents a couple's 12 month sailing voyage around the top of Australia to some of the most remote and dangerous waters in the world. Full of stories, photographs and practical, down-to-earth tips, this is an ideal book for someone contemplating a similar voyage or just dreaming of it.
Idiot Afloat, Book II, Cuba, Bothwell and Boot Key Harbor: The Cruiser’s Divided Life by Sharon Lehnert
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?
Sailing the Caribbean Islands by Gerry Bay & Gale Bay
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,640. Language: American English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
“What’s it REALLY like to sail the Caribbean islands?” We are frequently asked this question. For two seasons, we’ve sailed the island chain and this book relates our daily adventures. Whether you’re an armchair sailor, a lover of adventure in general or you are contemplating sailing down island yourself, we think you will enjoy sharing our many fun times and humorous incidents.
18 Endless Summers of Sailing by Gail and Bob French
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
18 Endless Summers of Sailing is a high adventure, true to life story of Bob and Gail's sailing around the world and extensive inland traveling. Tulum111, a Kelly Peterson 44-foot sailboat, and Mother Ocean carried these two voyagers around the globe safely.
Idiot Afloat, Book I, Living and Cruising on Wishbone, Ultramarine Blue and My Detour by Sharon Lehnert
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,180. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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 by Doug Sanderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 219,050. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: 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) by Tom Pamperin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,290. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: 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 by Gerry Dubbin
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by ReadOnTime BV. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel Games, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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 by Sarah Handyside
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,100. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, 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.
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 by Carlo Auriemma
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: Italian. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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 by Ben Ho
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,280. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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 by Rhea D. Smith
Price: $799.00 USD. Words: 148,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
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. by John Champion
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 64,310. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & 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 by David P. Hope
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2013 by Rambling Star Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement
"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 by Theo Dorgan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dedalus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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 by Carla BeDell
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.