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SHP073
$8.25 $16.50  
Paperback, Shirley Billing, 254pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781574091373
Records in dramatic detail the ordeal of Peter and Shirley Billing who were taken from their yacht at gunpoint in the Red Sea and only released after a month of the most extraordinary efforts by friends, family and their government.
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SHP080
$12.48 $24.95  
Hardcover, Guy Bernardin, 230pages, 65 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781574091489
The author, a French racing sailor, buys a replica of the Spray and sets off in 1995 for three years with wife and young son to retrace Slocum's circumnavigation. A fresh take on the seagoing travelogue and a story of a happy family at sea.
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MWE001
$11.00 $22.00  
Hardcover, Migael Scherer, 203pages, 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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INT164
$21.00  
Paperback, William Longyard, 363pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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.
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SHP029
$5.48 $10.95  
Paperback, Tom Watkins, 107pages, 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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LYB042
$18.95  
Paperback, Farley Mowat, 341pages, 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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PGN037
$16.00  
Paperback, John Steinbeck, 278pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780140187441
An exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of CA with botanist Ed Ricketts. A wonderful combination of science, philosophy and high-spirited cruising adventure.
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RAN043
$35.00  
Hardcover, Caroline Alexander, 160pages, 8 x 95, ISBN: 375404031
A superb, authoritative telling of one of history's great survival stories, that of Shackleton's ill-fated 1914 expedition to cross Antarctica. The author draws on previously unavailable material and presents the awesome photographs by Frank Hurley.
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WAB004
$15.00  
Paperback, Linda Greenlaw, ISBN: 9780786885411
Known to millions of readers of  The Perfect Storm  as the captain of the  Hannah Boden , sister ship to the  Andrea Gail , Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete...
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PGN105
$16.00  
Paperback, Michael D' Antonio, 400pages, ISBN: 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...
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SHP519
$8.98 $17.95  
Paperback, Sam Llewellyn, 112pages, 8.8 x 5.8, ISBN: 9781574093117
An exciting sailing story that combines sailing with mystery and intrigue, Black Fish refers to fish that are protected species but are being caught and sold by criminal elements. This leads to an adventure of mystery and murder combining the elements of skullduggery at sea (with ecological...
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RUN022
$16.95  
Paperback, David Montgomery, 271pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780813342993
Traces the human impact on salmon over the last 1,000 years and examines the implications for recovery of salmon stocks as well as threatened species world wide. Concludes with provocative recommendations for natural resource use.
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SHP144
$11.98 $23.95  
Paperback, Adrian Sparham, 228pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781574092172
A fine cruising narrative in which a couple decide to pull out of the rat race and spend years exploring cruising destinations off the beaten path. They learn a great deal about the world and themselves.
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TWE001
$6.48 $12.95  
Paperback, Catherine Dook, 180pages, 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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INT224
$17.00  
Paperback, John Kretschmer, 223pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 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.
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HRW073
$7.50 $14.99  
Paperback, Jason Roberts, 379pages, 5.25 x 8, ISBN: 9780007161263
The inspiring and amazing story of how a blind man became history's greatest traveler. James Holman (1786-1857), solitary and sightless, had nearly unbelievable adventures from Siberia to Africa to Ceylon to the Australian Outback.
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PAR053
$9.95  
Paperback, Deborah Shapiro, 96pages, 8.8 x 5.8, ISBN: 9780939837038
Letters to children who have never been sailing written aboard the sailing yacht Northern Light during an 8,000 mile ocean voyage. The author describes life aboard a small sailboat in mid-ocean, close to birds, dolphins and sea life of all kinds. . Click the E-Book icon to get the Kindle version...
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PDB007
$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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PDB006
$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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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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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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SIM019
$18.99  
Paperback, Patrick Dillon, 264pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780684869094
In a narrative filled with the excitement of "The Perfect Storm" and the historical significance and human drama of "A Civil Action", Dillon recounts the story of a commercial fishing voyage in 1983 that claimed the lives of 14 men and left a small town devastated by the loss.
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SMP043
$18.99  
Paperback, Spike Walker, 206pages, 5.5 x 8.25, ISBN: 9780312199937
Hair-raising accounts of survival by the author of "Working on the Edge". "Grab-you-by-the-throat, rip-snorting tales of disaster on furious high seas". --"Kirkus Reviews".
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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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