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Sailing & Nautical Narratives

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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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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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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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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MOU068
$9.48 $18.95  
Paperback, Jordan Hanssen, ISBN: 9781594856358
The daring true story of the first North Atlantic Rowing Race, and the endurance needed by a team of companions to row their way to victory across the Atlantic Ocean.
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SMO001
$9.56 $11.95  
Paperback, R A Bard, 194pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780692618479
On the ocean, some voyages proceed smoothly, and some go weirdly south. It’s the weirder ones, selected from the many passages made by the author over sixteen years as an offshore delivery captain, that are collected here. None are full-scale disasters, but even minor calamities are exciting...
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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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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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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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SAI003
$9.98 $19.95  
Paperback, Charles & Corrine Kanter, 364pages, 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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SWP055
$9.98 $19.95  
Paperback, Steven J. Pavlidis, 259pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781892399335
Life at Sea Level is the latest work of one of America s finest travel guide authors. For nearly 20 years, Stephen J Pavlidis has been writing books about the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands. He has written 14 guides covering virtually all the geography from south Florida to Trinidad and...
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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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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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GPT154
$11.87 $16.95  
Paperback, Barbara Walsh, 272pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9780762784905
An award-winning journalist's voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there.
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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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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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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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WIL087
$12.71 $16.95  
Paperback, Nicholas Gray, 240pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9781909911550
Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit – as it is an account of their tragic final voyages....
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ACB132
$13.50 $27.00  
Hardcover, John Boyle, 304pages, 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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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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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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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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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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IPS014
$14.95  
Paperback, Joe Upton, 192pages, 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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