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$65.00  
Hardcover, Roger Taylor, ISBN: 9780939511433
NEW Herresoff book.  Makes the perfect Christmas gift for any sailor on your list
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$14.95  
Paperback, Joe Upton, 192 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780882407401
Writer and fisherman Joe Upton recounts the riveting stories of explorers of the past and seafarers of the present in JOURNEYS THROUGH THE INSIDE PASSAGE. His chronicle offers events vivid in their telling: the journey of widow  Muriel Blanchet, who solo navigated a small vessel in the...
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$19.75  
Paperback, Virginia Crane Gleser, 422 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780964724723
What is it that compels us to follow our all-consuming passions? Is it a search for that elusive, genuine happiness that uplifts the spirit and satisfies the soul? But why go cruising? For my husband Robert and I, it was the innate desire to explore our world, escape the rat race and cold...
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Grey Seas Under
LYB042
$18.95  
Paperback, Farley Mowat, 341 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781585742400
Chronicles the hair-raising rescue and salvage missions of the legendary deep-sea tug Foundation Franklin from 1930 through her final voyage in 1948.
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Gone to the Sea
PAR057
$13.56 $16.95  
Paperback, Herb McCormick, 314 pages, 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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$11.00  
Hardcover, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 132 pages, 5.5 x 7, ISBN: 9780679732419
In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s...
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$13.99  
Paperback, J. Maarten Troost, 239 pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9780767921992
The hilarious tale of the author's time on Vanuatu, a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to 'eat the man. '
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Four Guys in a Boat
SHP029
$5.48 $10.95  
Paperback, Tom Watkins, 107 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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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$14.95  
Paperback, John Kretschmer, 224 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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Deadliest Sea
HRW093
$14.99  
Paperback, Kalee Thompson, 336 pages, 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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Damn the Torpedoes!
TWE001
$6.48 $12.95  
Paperback, Catherine Dook, 180 pages, 5.5 x 7.5, ISBN: 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.
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$10.00 $18.95  
Paperback, Lin & Larry Pardey, 224 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781929214150
Profits from the sale of this Tribute Edition will go towards maintaining and upgrading the Larry Pardey Memorial Observatory at Camp Bentzon on Kawau Island, New Zealand.  It was built with funds donated by Kenny Thorall who worked alongside Larry delivering and upgrading yachts before I...
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Paperback, Charles & Corrine Kanter, 364 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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Child of the Sea
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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$29.95  
Paperback, L. Francis Herreshoff, 349 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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$18.95  
paperback, Réanne Hemingway-Douglass, 340 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781934199022
One Man's Dreams, One Woman's Nightmare. Cape Horn is the gripping account of one woman's courage, a couple' s turbulent relationship, survival and endurance in the seas off Patagonia.
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$26.95  
Paperback, Peter Freeman, 348 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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$10.00 $24.95  
Hardcover, Lin Pardey, 304 pages, 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 a...
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$14.99  
paperback, Marlin Bree, 240 pages, 6x9, ISBN: 9781892147356
Who doesn't love a good sea story? Award-winning newspaperman Marlin Bree crafts his true tales about the legends and the lore of the world's wickedest waters, from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, as well as upon (and in the dark depths) of the world's biggest inland ocean, Lake...
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$16.99  
Paperback, Gina De Vere, 336 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781681571485
This book is for the young and young at heart who yearn for adventure. It is written for those women considering a life-changing direction and those seeking a career at sea.  It is not an instruction book, but you will learn from the experience of other blue water women what you need to know to...
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Blown Away
PDB018
$10.00 $16.95  
Paperback, Herb Payson, 232 pages, 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 decided they...
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Hardcover, John Boyle, 304 pages, 6 x 1.2 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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$16.00  
Paperback, Jim Lynch, 304 pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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...
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Back Under Sail
MWE001
$11.00 $22.00  
Hardcover, Migael Scherer, 203 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 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.
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