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Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell

by Hewitt Schlereth Sheridan House (July 15, 2000)

Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell demonstrates how to take sights by the sun, moon, stars, and planets, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The reader is taken carefully through several...


Wager

by Richard Woodman Sheridan House (July 25, 1999)

Captain Cracker Jack Kemball of the tea clipper Erl King races Captain Richards of the Seawitch from Shangai to London. The wager: his daughter's hand in marriage.


Canoe and Boat Building: A Complete Manual for Amateurs

by W. P. Stephens Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Contains comprehensive, simply written directions for designing and constructing canoes, rowing and sailing boats, and hunting craft. 87 illustrations.


Rowing the Atlantic

by Roz Savage Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2009)

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook

by U.S. Coast Guard Skyhorse (May 10, 2011)

For anyone who owns a boat, this is the handbook you need to own. Included are all of the official government rules and regulations that must be followed by anyone out on the water. This book will prepare you...


Little Ship of Fools: Sixteen Rowers, One Improbable Boat, Seven Tumultuous Weeks on the Atlantic

by Charles Wilkins Greystone Books (October 21, 2013)

The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean.

It was to be an expedition like no other—a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental...


Mine's Bigger

by David A. Kaplan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

As the dominant venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, Tom Perkins had seemingly done it all—from amassing a billion-dollar fortune to getting himself convicted of manslaughter in France. But his ultimate dream...


The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

by Kevin Fedarko Scribner (May 07, 2013)

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary...


With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a Boat Obsessed Life

by Jim Sharp Down East Books (April 01, 2011)

Here is the inspiring story of a man who overcame childhood polio to live an adventure-filled life as captain of Maine's most famous windjammer, the schooner Adventure, now a National Historic Landmark in Gloucester,...


How to Abandon Ship

by John J. Banigan, Phil Richards & Twain Braden Seahorse (September 13, 2016)

Based on interviews with the crew and captain of a torpedoed tanker who survived nineteen days in a lifeboat in heavy seas and scorching tropical sunthis information is incredibly useful even today.

How to Abandon...


From Raft to Raft

by Bengt Danielsson Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Not since the fantastic story of the Kon-Tiki expedition has there appeared such as exciting saga of a primitive raft expedition across the Pacific for scientific investigation. From Raft to Raft tells the incredible,...


Across the Savage Sea

by Maud Fontenoy, Martin Sobolinsky & Gerard d'Aboville Arcade (December 17, 2014)

Over the last century only six men had defied the power of nature and successfully rowed across the Atlantic from west to east. Maud Fontenoy, a 2005 Time (Europe) Hero, changed that forever when she became...


Rowing for My Life

by Kathleen Saville Arcade (January 17, 2017)

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, one's woman's transformational journey rowing across the savage seatwice.

Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York,...


Dead Reckoning

by Dave Atcheson & Andy Hall Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

An action-packed story of adventure and survival in one of the planet's most treacherous places.

This is the true story of a journey to a seaside town and the always unpredictable torrent of dark escapades that...


Imperfect Passage

by Michael Cosgrove Skyhorse (March 03, 2015)

Turning sixty isn't the end; it's only the beginning.

Michael Cosgrove had a beautiful family, a successful career, and a lovely Southern California home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At age sixty, he decided...


Moon Bermuda

by Rosemary Jones Moon Travel (June 18, 2018)

Impossibly turquoise bays, pink sands, and hibiscus-scented breezes: go with the flow and experience a fantasy come to life with Moon Bermuda. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries designed for honeymooners,...


Tides and the Ocean

by William Thomson Black Dog & Leventhal (May 14, 2018)

Surfers, sailors, and anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy this visual exploration of the world's seas along its shores, including rip tides, swells, waves, and tsunamis.

Tide is the vertical motion of water,...


Moon Maui

by Kyle Ellison Moon Travel (October 25, 2016)

Endless stretches of golden sand, legendary surf, and epic outdoor adventures: Discover the true meaning of living Aloha with Moon Maui. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible itineraries, from day plans for each region...


Moon Acadia National Park

by Hilary Nangle Moon Travel (April 23, 2018)

Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

Breathe in fresh coastal air, hike pine-filled trails, and discover a new kind of natural serenity with Moon Acadia National Park. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic...


Honey, let's buy a BOAT!

by Darren Finkelstein Darren Finkelstein (September 28, 2012)

Revised Edition published 2014. Right now there are over 1.6 million people who love boating on the rivers, lakes and oceans around Australia. They must be onto something. So what's stopping you from getting...


How to Build a Boat

by Jonathan Gornall Simon & Schuster Audio (May 07, 2019)

Part ode to building something with one’s hands in the modern age, part celebration of the beauty and function of boats, and part moving father-daughter story, How to Build a Boat is a bold adventure.

Once...


America's Victory

by David W. Shaw & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (March 10, 2009)

Set against the backdrop of the first world’s fair in London, America’s Victory takes listeners into a world rich in adventure and history in an unforgettable story of skill, daring, and honor at the heart...


Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

by Chris Santella Stewart, Tabori & Chang (November 15, 2012)

Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful...


Moon Jamaica

by Oliver Hill Avalon Publishing (October 22, 2019)

Come for the tropical weather and warm water, stay for the vibrant culture, rich history, and boundless adventure: Escape to the Caribbean with Moon Jamaica. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic itineraries...


The Gigantic Book of Sailing Stories

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Here is the ultimate collection of stories about the sea for sailors old and young, experienced seamen and armchair admirals. For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons—for battle,...


The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship

by Twain Braden & Sam Manning Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

An illustrated sailing guide for beginner and expert alike!

The Complete Guide to Sailing& Seamanship is the perfect blend of captivating sea stories and essential, basic instructional methods for anyone yearning...


The Ditty Bag Book

by Frank Rosenow Skyhorse (April 06, 2011)

Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on...


Challenging the Pacific

by Maud Fontenoy Arcade (November 07, 2011)

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challengecrossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles...


Incredible--and True!--Fishing Stories

by Shaun Morey Workman Publishing Company (June 15, 2014)

What’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa)...


The Sea is Not Full

by Charles J. Doane Seapoint Books (April 01, 2017)

The Sea Is Not Full is an eclectic personal sailing narrative that mixes accounts of two dramatic boat abandonments and a cruise up a West African river with practical advice on learning to sail, navigation,...


Sailing for Kids

by Tim Davison & Steve Kibble Fernhurst Books Limited (July 14, 2015)

Sailing for Kids is aimed at children aged 8-15 who are taking their first steps into the fantastic world of sailing. Packed full of colour photographs and diagrams, this straightforward and easy-to-understand...


Racundra's First Cruise

by Arthur Ransome Fernhurst Books Limited (March 17, 2015)

Racundra’s First Cruise is Arthur Ransome’s account of Racundra’s maiden voyage, which took place in August and September 1922. The cruise took him from Riga, in Latvia to Helsingfors (Helsinki) in Finland,...


Simple Boat Maintenance

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (July 11, 2014)

Simple Boat Maintenance concentrates on the 67 most common boat maintenance jobs. Each is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1-5 and is explained in simple steps with lots of photos and diagrams. No special...


Coach Yourself to Win

by Jon Emmett Fernhurst Books Limited (February 24, 2015)

This book will help you to succeed on the water whether your aim is Club, National, International (or even Olympic) level. With detailed analysis, challenging exercises and useful top tips throughout, everything...


Learn to Sail (enhanced)

by Tim Hore Fernhurst Books Limited (February 09, 2012)

Get afloat and start having fun with step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss. One- and two-person dinghies...


VHF Afloat

by Sara Hopkinson Fernhurst Books Limited (November 14, 2008)

VHF Afloat explains how to use your VHF DSC radio. It covers licensing the equipment and gaining the operator certificate, and then takes you through each type of call. Each procedure is clearly illustrated...


Ultimate Canoe & Kayak Adventures

by Eugene Buchanan, Jason Smith & James Weir Fernhurst Books Limited (August 31, 2012)

This book is stunningly illustrated and has something for everyone, from whitewater adrenaline junkie to extreme sea kayaker. The adventures cover every sort of paddling venue - from mountain chasms, gentle...


Learn the Nautical Rules of the Road

by Paul Boissier Fernhurst Books Limited (July 03, 2018)

Collisions are expensive! Learning, understanding and remembering the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) is essential for anyone venturing onto the water. Leisure boaters, as...


The Sailor's Book of Weather

by Simon Keeling Fernhurst Books Limited (April 11, 2008)

Introducing key principles that influence the weather, this guide gives sailors the tools to forecast from observations and the available information. Wind, clouds and weather patterns are all covered, arming...


The Laser Book

by Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (September 12, 2017)

The Laser is the world’s most popular adult dinghy and comes with three rigs: Standard (used by men at the Olympic games), Radial (used by women at the Olympic games) and 4.7 (used by young people moving up...


Wind Strategy

by David Houghton & Fiona Campbell Fernhurst Books Limited (September 13, 2016)

The wind powers everything a sailor does and this book will help you to understand it. As a result you will be more prepared for your race, able to anticipate changes in the wind better and know what to do when...


Rigging

by Danilo Fabbroni Fernhurst Books Limited (April 09, 2008)

Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat. The book explains the various options and materials with clear illustrations and photographs. An easy step-by-step guide, you will learn...


Diesel's Afloat

by Pat Manley Fernhurst Books Limited (April 04, 2007)

Diesel engines are installed in just about every yacht and in most large motorboats. This book explains how to prevent problems, troubleshoot and make repairs using safe techniques. It will help you save money...


First Aid Afloat

by Sandra Roberts Fernhurst Books Limited (October 22, 2010)

Aimed at the novice first-aider, this book is intended to be used at the time of the accident or illness. Each topic is designed to be read at a glance: the language kept short and simple and, where appropriate,...


Tuning to Win

by Ian Pinnell & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (September 13, 2016)

For most sailors, boat tuning may seem a mystery understood only by sailmakers and the like. In this book, sailor, chandler and championship winner, Ian Pinnell, unravels this daunting subject and will help...


The Topper Book

by Dave Cockerill & John Caig Fernhurst Books Limited (September 26, 2014)

The Topper is a brilliant boat – just under 50,000 have been sold and thousands of people learn the basic skills in Toppers every year. This is the only book which shows you how to rig, sail and race – right...


Sail Smart

by Mark Chisnell Fernhurst Books Limited (November 16, 2012)

Learn how to sail faster, make the right calls and win races. On-board instruments present modern sailors with a wealth of information. This book explains what the numbers really mean, and turns this information...


Tactics to Win

by Nick Craig Fernhurst Books Limited (March 06, 2018)

Unless you have unbeatable boatspeed, tactics are vital to winning sailboat races. Multi-champion, Nick Craig, shows you how to develop a strategy and what tactics to adopt on every leg and at every mark of...


The Catamaran Book

by Brian Phipps & Tom Phipps Fernhurst Books Limited (March 07, 2017)

A well-rounded guide covering the techniques and skills needed to succeed in catamaran sailing, for those starting out through to those striving for championship wins. Whether you are a youngster choosing your...


Racing: A Beginner's Guide

by John Caig & Tim Davison Fernhurst Books Limited (April 20, 2007)

This book will give a flying start to your competitive sailing career. Whatever class of boat you sail and whatever your experience, these principles will ensure you are at the front of the fleet and better...