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PDB014
$15.16 $18.95  
Paperback, Herb McCormick, ISBN: 9781929214983
In As Long as It’s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career—from their early days in Southern Cal. to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families,...
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PDB006
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Lin and Larry Pardey, 256pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780964603639
A tale of adventures, as two young dreamers continue their voyaging on board their self-built 24'4" cutter. They cross the exotic sea that spawned Homer's tales of Ulysses' Odyssey, then sail through the strife torn Red Sea and across the typhoon tossed waters of the Bay of Bengal. In this...
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PDB013
$19.96 $24.95  
Hardcover, Lin Pardey, 304pages, 6x9, ISBN: 9781929214679
Lin Pardey and her husband Larry are internationally famous for their sailing adventures. But in 1980 -- fresh from an eleven years-long sailing journey, where they forged the early years of their marriage on high seas and in exotic locales -- they came to CA looking for a good spot to build...
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PDB018
$16.95  
Paperback, Herb Payson, 232pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9781929214068
Anyone crazy enough to buy a boat deserves all the headaches he gets, said Chuck. What kind of boat are you looking for? Oh, something about 35 feet. We re going to sail around the world. You poor kids, he said sympathetically. At Middle age, Herb and Nancy Payson...
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PDB007
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Lin & Larry Pardey, 319pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780964603646
With this edition of Seraffyn's European Adventure, all four of the Pardey's classic Seraffyn tales are available in affordable paperback.   Join Lin and Larry while they winter in England working to pay for the next leg of their journey into the Baltic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany....
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GPT080
$14.95  
Paperback, Lenore Skomal, 148pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780762758807
This is the absorbing, painstakingly researched story of Ida Lewis, born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1842, and the fearless rescues she made at Lime Rock Lighthouse. Her father, Captain Hosea Lewis, became the first keeper of Lime Rock Lighthouse in 1853. But after he was disabled by stroke,...
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PDB015
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Lin and Larry Pardey, 256pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9781929214167
Lin and Larry Pardey s first book, Cruising in Seraffyn is credited with launching 50,000 dreams. This third book in the Seraffyn series chronicles the three years spent exploring Ulysses wine-colored sea and clearly illustrates how they kept that dream afloat. Lin and Larry meander under...
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ACB104
$12.48 $24.95  
Paperback, Lars Hassler, 320pages, 6 x 95, ISBN: 9781408112014
A hippy Sell Up and Sail, this entertaining and inspiring book is more than just a cruising narrative – it is an instructive account showing how anyone can circumnavigate (or even sail for an extended period) without huge funds. Lars Hassler originally set off intending to sail for three...
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JCS002
$15.96 $19.95  
Paperback, Doina Cornell, ISBN: 9780955639692
In 1975 Doina Cornell left England with her family when she was only seven and spent the next six years sailing around the world on a small yacht. The author has drawn on her memories, diaries and stories, to re-create the perfect life led by a sailing child: swimming, diving and playing the...
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HMC022
$14.95  
Paperback, Steve Callahan, 237pages, 5.5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780618257324
Riveting, first-hand account of the only man ever to have survived more than a month alone at sea in an inflatable raft. A genuine seafaring classic.
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PAR057
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Herb McCormick, 314pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780939837946
A fifth-generation native of Newport, Rhode Island, Herb McCormick has been racing and cruising from above the Arctic Circle to Antarctica and chronicling his adventures and travels in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet for over three decades. An anthology of his best profiles and...
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HRW005
$16.99  
Paperback, Peter Nichols, 298pages, 5.25 X 8, ISBN: 9780060957032
In 1968 nine sailors set off on the first solo, nonstop circumnavigators' race-possibly the most daring competition ever held. Only one finished. This is the story of each of those sailors, the challenges and hardships they faced, the obsession that drove them.
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PAR005
$24.95  
Paperback, G. Bickley Remmey Jr., 232pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837687
This, the second edition of A Guide to Planning and Cruising the Great Circle Route Around the Eastern USA, documents a motor yacht "cruise of a lifetime", the 5,400-mile circumnavigation of the Eastern United States. Author Bick Remmey refers to this voyage as "the longest one-way inland cruise...
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HRW093
$14.99  
Paperback, Kalee Thompson, 336pages, 8 x 5.3 x 0.8, ISBN: 9780061766305
Deadliest Sea  by Kalee Thompson is the spellbinding true story of the greatest rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history. Recounting the tragic sinking of the fishing trawler,  Alaska Ranger , in the Bering Sea and its remarkable aftermath in March 2008,  Deadliest Sea  is...
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INT447
$22.00  
Paperback, Renee Petrillo, 288pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071779845
It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts, it was the age of landlubber foolishness, it was the epoch of determination, it was the epoch of despair, it was the season of hurricanes, it was a spring of beachcombing
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SHP137
$16.50  
Paperback, Bernard Moitessier, 252pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780924486845
An intimate autobiographical look at the first Golden Globe Race as we follow the author through his famous 37,455 mile nonstop year and a half circumnavigation ending in Tahiti after abandoning the race on the last leg. An unforgettable sea story.
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INT460
$11.00 $22.00  
Paperback, Tom Lochhaas, ISBN: 9780071803311
True stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will keep you alert and careful when you are on the water. . Suddenly Overboard tells stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good...
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IPG032
$7.98 $15.95  
Paperback, Adrian Flanagan, 402pages, 5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780753826102
In 1975, when Adrian Flanagan was 15, he read Sir Francis Chichester's account of his record-breaking circumnavigation, and a dream began to form. Thirty years later, on October 28, 2005, Adrian set sail from the south coast of England on his quest to voyage vertically around the earth by the...
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PAR033
$9.95  
Paperback, Shawn Shallow, 291pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837656
Winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm....
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RAN077
$15.00  
Paperback, J. Maarten Troost, 272pages, 5.5 x 8, ISBN: 9780767915304
Tells the hilarious story of what happens when the adventurous author discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he'd dreamed of. It's one misadventure after another as he battles heat, bugs, and bumbling government officials.
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GPT134
$16.95  
Paperback, Christopher L. Pastore, 304pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780762784356
In 1903, racing for the America's Cup was no longer a gentleman's game – it had become a race entangled with political tension and awesome, dangerous stakes. In this pivotal year, the two great rivals Britain and America raced head to head, with Britain determined to win with their...
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PAR040
$14.95  
Paperback, Suzanne Giesemann, 300pages, 9 x 5.9, ISBN: 9780939837809
On 9/11, USN Commander Suzanne Giesemann was aboard the military aircraft Speckled Trout as it flew over the just-demolished Twin Towers. As aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she strode beside him through the still-smoldering Pentagon. All those lives gone in an instant, robbed...
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RCP003
$19.95  
Paperback, Ron and Eva Stob, 281pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780966914030
Honey, Let's Get a Boat. . . is the story of a couple's journey on a forty-foot trawler cruising 6300 miles and 147 locks around the eastern part of North America known as America's Great Loop. Their nautical ineptitude is evident from the beginning, but pulling from their personal and...
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SHP346
$9.98 $19.95  
Paperback, Geoff Holt, 364pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781574092769
On September 5, 1984, eighteen-year-old Geoff Holt dived into an idyllic tropical sea, and his life changed forever. A broken neck cut short a promising career as a yachtsman and left him paralyzed, with his horizons reduced to an uncertain future in a wheelchair. On September 5, 2007, after a...
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