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The Caiad

by Carroll J. Savage

"The Caiad" is structured around a decade-long around-the-world voyage in a sailboat undertaken in his fifties by a novice sailor who brings his family with him and learns along the way about boats, sailing...

Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer

The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.

The Long Way

by Bernard Moitessier & William Rodarmor

Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup—a solo circumnavigation of the world—when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three...

Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern

Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here's an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by...


by Daniel Robb

Now in paperback, Daniel Robb’s Sloop proves he “is a craftsman… with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures...

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...

Sailing Fundamentals

by Gary Jobson

The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs.

Written by America’s foremost instructional authority,...

Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...

The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...

Caution To The Wind

by Linda K Ford

On May 5th, 1994, at 9.30 am on a chilly, sunlit day, Ebony, a 36ft Roberts Spray, left the safety of Lyttelton Harbour in New Zealand, to venture into the unknown, where nothing would be predictable.

The voyage...

Our Nine Year Honeymoon

by Geoff Titterton

It was 1987 when the idea of sailing away into the sunset became a lot more than just a dream. I had spent my whole career enjoying my work as a TV cameraman, lighting director, and technical coordinator with...

A Woman's Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

by Thomas Desrosiers

A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, Im a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didnt grow up in a family where...

Cockeyed Optimist

by Jeffrey Dean Fogel

Meet Bryn, the self-proclaimed unluckiest girl in the world. She lives for sailboat racing, but doesnt own a boat. She has friends, but none who arent crazy. Her Dad hates his job. Her Mom hates anything fun....

Boat Bum

by Capt. Flash

This is not a story about someone who grew up around boats and made a miraculous voyage across open oceans. (Think Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebie, Ballentine 1991.) Actually this is a story about an older burned...

Sail Tales

by Captain Robert Engel

Sail Tales is about the adventures a humble sailboat owner had over the years. So where does one start writing about these adventures? You start at the beginning. That beginning was in 1967 when I was helping...

Buckrammer's Tales

by John E. Conway

Buckrammer's Tales In the Fall of 2003, Catboat Summers, a collection of boating memoirs hit bookseller's shelves. It quickly became a bestseller among nautical books, praised by reviewers and readers alike....

20,000 Leagues over the Bounding Main

by Arthur Merrill Brown Iii

20,000 Leagues Over the Bounding Main is meant for the enjoyment of not only aspiring, active duty and retired military personnel, but also nostalgia lovers. Relive the times when human intelligence, creativity...

Halcyon Days

by Austin E. Moorhouse

This book is a sailing travel-adventure demonstrating how dreams can come true for those who have the desire to accomplish, persistence, a sense of adventure and are willing to take risks in order to make their...

From Tampa to the Cape

by John Louis

"How often do we set on the beach and look out at the ocean and marvel at the beauty of the sails that dot the horizon? From Tampa to the Cape tells the reader what the beach looks like from the ocean, and what...


by Bob Allen

Every man's dream - to sail around the world. This is the story of one man who did it, sailing as crew on a number of boats. His adventures, misadventures, and insights into exotic cultures and the diverse personalities...