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Sailing & Nautical Narratives

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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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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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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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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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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PDB015
$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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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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PDB013
$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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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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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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