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Sailing & Nautical Narratives

STP002
$17.95  
Paperback, Serge Testa, 216pages, 5.75 x 8.25, 9780731648498
The author departed Brisbane, Australia in June 1984 in his 12 ft. self-designed and built boat to complete a circumnavigation in the smallest yacht yet. An amazing story. Photos.

PGN105
$16.00  
Paperback, Michael D' Antonio, 400pages, 9781594485213
The chain of islands from the Virgins through to the southern Caribbean is considered one of the most desirable tropical cruising grounds for any sailor. It can be sailed in comfort and confidence with only one language, one currency, a modicum of weather forecasting, and an ability to spot...

WWN829
$29.95  
Hardcover, Stan Grayson, 413pages, 7 x 10, 9780884485483
The product of years of research,  A Man for All Oceans  is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of...

INT447
$22.00  
Paperback, Renee Petrillo, 288pages, 6 x 9, 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

INT164
$21.00  
Paperback, William Longyard, 363pages, 6 x 9, 9780071440295
Looks back half a millennium to chronicle the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest of boats-rowboats, canoes, and tiny sailboats like Hugo Vihlen's 6 ft. April Fool. This is history, adventure and seafaring legend of the highest order.

HRW005
$14.99  
Paperback, Peter Nichols, 298pages, 5.25 X 8, 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.

HMC022
$14.95  
Paperback, Steve Callahan, 237pages, 5.5 x 8.25, 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.

PDB014
$15.16 $18.95  
Paperback, Herb McCormick, 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,...

SKY128
$14.99  
Paperback, 280pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781944824242
“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 me with instant death if I spoke or made the least...

INT224
$17.00  
Paperback, John Kretschmer, 223pages, 6 x 9, 9780071498876
The true story of three sailors swept up in a real tale of life and death as they battle Hurricane Lenny's 150-plus mile per hour winds. An amazing tale of heroism and seamanship. High drama on the high seas of the Caribbean.

GPT154
$11.87 $16.95  
Paperback, Barbara Walsh, 272pages, 9 x 6, 9780762784905
An award-winning journalist's voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there.

MWE001
$11.00 $22.00  
Hardcover, Migael Scherer, 203pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781571312747
An experienced sailor goes racing for the first time, searching for victory and a renewed love of life. This is a moving portrayal of a frayed life being made whole again in the comradeship of a grueling race through hauntingly beautiful surrounds.

RAN508
$16.00  
Paperback, Jim Lynch, 304pages, 6 x 9, 9780307949356
The Johannssens are a sailing family: adventurous, fanatical, and, for now, a complete and total mess. Ruby, a prodigiously talented skipper, has taken off for Africa. Bernard is god-knows-where at sea. And at thirty-one years old, Josh Johannssen, the middle child, is fixing up an old family...

ACB132
$13.50 $27.00  
Hardcover, John Boyle, 304pages, 6 x 1.2 x 9, 9781472912671
For the first time in history, the navies of the world have united against a common enemy--a couple of thousand rag-tag, underfed men and boys in the western Indian Ocean. Crammed into open boats and armed with ancient AK-47s, they range up to a thousand miles from home shores in Somalia. No one...

PDB018
$16.95  
Paperback, Herb Payson, 232pages, 9 x 6, 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...

PDB013
$19.96 $24.95  
Hardcover, Lin Pardey, 304pages, 6x9, 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...

SWP065
$26.95  
Paperback, Peter Freeman, 348pages, 6 x 9, 9781948494045
Cape Horn Birthday documents the extraordinary non-stop round-the-world journey of a lone sailor and his thirty-two-foot sloop. GPS did not exist when Peter Freeman set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in 1984. Peter navigated the old-fashioned way, with a compass, a sextant, books of...

SHP361
$29.95  
Paperback, L. Francis Herreshoff, 349pages, 6 x 9, 9781574092875
A much anticipated reissue, in larger format, of the biography of Nathanael G. Herreshoff, who was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder this country has ever produced. Many of the closely guarded secrets of Captain Nat, the great master, are revealed in these pages. Fully...

JCS002
$15.96 $19.95  
Paperback, Doina Cornell, 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...

SAI003
$9.98 $19.95  
Paperback, Charles & Corrine Kanter, 364pages, 6 x 9, 9780961840693
364 pages (includes 32 pages of COLOR photos) of mirth, introspection, experience, pathos and just plain lifestyle joy from two people who dared to be different and take to the sea on an '-unconventional'-sailing craft and find camaraderie, lasting friendships, and a business model that allowed...

TWE001
$6.48 $12.95  
Paperback, Catherine Dook, 180pages, 5.5 x 7.5, 9781894898065
Warm and witty tales of live aboard life and all its misadventures, joys and challenges. For the nautically committed and those who love to laugh.

HRW093
$14.99  
Paperback, Kalee Thompson, 336pages, 8 x 5.3 x 0.8, 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...

NBN042
$14.95  
Paperback, John Kretschmer, 224pages, 6 x 9, 9781574091649
Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. in  Flirting with Mermaids , he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric...

SHP029
$5.48 $10.95  
Paperback, Tom Watkins, 107pages, 6 x 9, 9781574091939
A decade's worth of breezy escapist tales chronicling the misadventures of a motley crew of college professors who abandon their landlocked lives for a week a year to go sailing. A hilarious and insightful glimpse into the secret lives of men.
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