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Not Child's Play

by Dave Muller

Not Child's Play brilliantly traverses the Muller's nightmare of seven weeks in captivity by Renamo child soldiers, in Mozambique after their yacht runs aground near the  Bazaruto Islands. Plagued by intense...

True Tilt

by Pam Boney

A STORY FOR LEADERS WHO RISE OUT OF CRISIS, EMBARK ON A JOURNEY TOGETHER AND DISCOVER CREATIVE PURPOSE. Four executives, each in a personal crisis of their own making, suddenly find themselves thrown together...

Sailing Made Easy and Comfort in Small Craft

by S. J. Housley

This vintage book is a complete guide to sailing, with chapters on cooking and housekeeping at sea. Written in simple language and profusely illustrated, this volume will be of considerable utility to modern...

This Old Man and the Sea

by Robert S. Ashton

The sun was setting and the only place to anchor was at the entrance to a small stream. With anchor down, we jumped into a dinghy to explore the dense jungle the stream penetrated. After a hundred yards or so,...

The Arts of the Sailor

by Hervey Garrett Smith

In print continuously since it was first published in 1953, ?The Arts of the Sailor? by marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith is one of the finest compendium on the art and skill of rigging ever written. Smith,...

Fisherman's Knots & Wrinkles

by W. A. Hunter

Knots are elusive but very important details of the sportsman's, and in particular, the angler's equipment. There are a bewildering variety to choose from but this comprehensive little book describes the essential...

The Cruise of the Snark

by Jack London

The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London. A collection of travel writings from the author of the classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang. In 1907, world-renowned writer Jack London, his wife, and two...

Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

by Chris Santella

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...

Three Sheets to the Wind

by Cynthia Barrett

The origins of a remarkable number of everyday words and phrases are anchored in our seafaring past. Three Sheets to the Wind: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions is an entertaining compilation revealing...

Sailing To Win

by Brett Bowden

Sailing strategies from beginner to winner.

International author, competitive sailor and successful business strategist Brett Bowden shares over 3 decades of wisdom of what it takes to be successful. Brett shares...


by Liz Clark & Daniella Manini

True surfers understand that surfing is not a sport, a hobby or even a lifestyle. Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are.

In 2006, Liz Clark...

Sea Over Bow

by Linda Kenyon

After her marriage of 25 years ended badly, Linda Kenyon was determined to never put herself in the way of a broken heart again. But then she met an extraordinary man, and in an act of great courage -- or foolishness...

The America's Cup

by Alex Ferguson

This book will take you in the sailing world and describe its competitive extremes. Never too technical to be understood, the volume will first provide you with the history of the most important competition...

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...

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...

Solo Round Scotland

by Alan Rankin

In April 2006 the author became the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate Scotland by boat and bike. Setting out on this ultimate adventure from Kirkcudbright on the Solway Firth, Alan sailed around...

Rats, Rust and Two Old Ladies

by David Creamer

The trials and tribulations experienced while sailing two old and tired American tugboats halfway around the world. An entertaining and greatly enjoyable read.

Oriental Endeavour

by David Creamer

A tale of two tugboats brimming with adventure, mishap and intrigue. A rare and true-life seafaring adventure story with a difference!