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Sailing with Strangers: A Story of Courage, Survival, and Living a Dream

by Charley Hester

In October, 2002 Charley Hester boarded a 46 foot sailboat with five people he had never met, for a 6 month, 15,000 mile voyage around South America by way of the Panama Canal, the Galapagos, Easter Island,...


Ned Myers, or, a Life Before the Mast

by James Fenimore Cooper

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...


Little Boat Big Ocean

by Alan Rush

This is the true account of a young man’s journey, sailing his 21 foot, wooden boat single-handed over 7,000 miles. Over a period of seven years, he set off from British Columbia in the spring of 1979 and...


Sailing For Dummies

by J. J. Isler & Peter Isler

Interested in learning to sail but feel like you're navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic...


The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats: Reviews and Comparisons of 360 Boats Under 26 Feet

by Steve Henkel

For the first time ever, a comparative survey of 95 percent of the fiberglass pocketcruising sailboats ever built

Author Steve Henkel has researched hundreds of cruising sailboats less than 26 feet long--pocket...


The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

by David Seidman

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water

"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat

"A real...


The Art of Seamanship: Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather

by Ralph Naranjo

Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship

"Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water...


How to Sail a Boat

by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated,...


Creeping Up on Auckland

by Courtenay Latimer

Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way.


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...


Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat

by Dan Spurr

Is your boat ready to go cruising?

Just about every sailboat-used and new-can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home

by Peter Bourke

"In all, beautifully written and wonderfully inspiring."--The Wall Street Journal A poignant account that will inspire you to tackle challenging sailing endeavors as well as squarely face life's emotional challenges,...


Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike

by Frank Lanier

Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers**...


Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt

There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage....


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...


Your First Sailboat, Second Edition

by Daniel Spurr

Praise for Your First Sailboat

"Here's a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to 84 of the more...


To the Sea Again: Classic Sailing Stories

by Tom Mccarthy

Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with Ernest Shackleton, sail the Straits of Magellan with Joshua Slocum, or watch with Owen Chase as an angry whale sends his ship to the bottom,...


The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

by Barbara Merry

The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes

The Splicing Handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern...


Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing, Sixth Edition

by Peter Bruce

The seamanship classic you should have on-board when sailing in rough weather

Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing provides you with expert advice for when you venture out of sight of land, whether for racing...