Sports & Recreation - Sailing

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The Caiad

Carroll J. Savage

"The Caiad" is an account of a decade-long around-the-world voyage in a sailboat undertaken in his fifties by a novice sailor who takes his family with him and learns along the way about boats, sailing and the sea, as well a...

Published: Jun 2015

Penelope Down East: Cruising Adventur...

W. R. Cheney

Penelope Down East is a collection of stories about cruising a twenty-two-foot gaff-rigged catboat—with no auxiliary engine—all along the coast of Maine, bucking tremendous tides, riding the fickle winds, glorying in the most gor...

Published: Sep 2015

Plunge: One Woman's Pursuit of a Life...

Liesbet Collaert

Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir, as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs. Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love,...

Published: Nov 2020

Maneuver and Dock Your Sailboat Under...

Grant Headifen

If you skipper a sailboat, you know the inherent dangers of docking and maneuvering in a tight marina with high winds and current. Just one ding can cost hundreds of dollars and worse than that, major embarrassment.The experts at Naut...

Published: Nov 2016

Cape Horn to Starboard

John Kretschmer

Legendary account of the author's voyage around Cape Horn in a 32-foot sailboat, sailing east-to-west (thus the Horn is to starboard, or on the right). This is a notoriously difficult and dangerous passage, especially in a boat this s...

Published: Sep 2010

Astounding Sea Stories: Fifteen Rippi...

Tom McCarthy

"1789 April: Just before sun-rising, Mr. Christian, with the master at arms, gunner's mate, and Thomas Burket, seaman, came into my cabin while I was asleep, and seizing me, tied my hands with a cord behind my back and threatened...

Published: Aug 2017

Blown Away: 35th Anniversary Edition

Herb Payson

New 35th anniversary edition"The older I get, the more things there are that tend to make me nervous. I don't see myself as full of cowardice, but as lacking in courage. Given death on one hand and destruction on the other, I hav...

Published: Mar 2015

A Woman's Guide to the Sailing Lifest...

Debra Picchi

A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I'm a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn't grow up in a family where we learned about boating;...

Published: Sep 2015

Survive the Savage Sea: Sheridan Hous...

Dougal Robertson

In June 1972, the 43-foor schooner Lucette was attacked by killer whales and sank in 60 seconds. What happened next is almost incredible. In an inflatable rubber raft, with a 9 foot fiberglass dinghy to tow it, Dougal Robertson and hi...

Published: Jun 2020

Being with Benny: Inside the World of...

Bob Ross

Being with Benny is the story of how Bob Miller, from a shattered childhood in rural Australia and only four years of schooling, became one of the world's leading yacht designers. His creation, Australia II, won the America's Cup in 1...

Published: May 2018

The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

Seidman David

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a ...

Published: Apr 2011

The Illustrated Sailing Alone Around ...

Joshua Slocum

A nice edition commemorating the 126th anniversary of Slocum's solo sail around the world. Complete with 66 illustrations.\n\nSailing Alone Around the World is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum in 1900 about his single-handed glob...

Published: Feb 2020

Your First Sailboat, Second Edition

Daniel Spurr

Everything you need to know to find—and enjoy—the sailboat of your dreamsIncludes an updated list of 84 recommended sailboats in five categories: Daysailers, trailer sailers, cruisers, racers, and multihulls Provides decision tree...

Published: May 2014

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Cro...

Nicholas Tomalin

In early 1968, desperate entrepreneur Donald Crowhurst was trying to sell a nautical navigation device he had developed when he saw that the Sunday Times would be sponsoring the Golden Globe Race, the first ever solo, round-the-world ...

Published: Apr 2017

Offshore Race Food: Eating Well in Ch...

Stephanie York

Everyone needs to eat but racing across 1000's of miles of open ocean or up the inside passage towards Alaska can present certain challenges. This is the story of how I figured out what food to make, how to create and reheat the food....

Published: Mar 2019
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