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  • The Dinghy Cruising Companion 2nd edition

    Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat

    by Roger Barnes ...
    'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.'Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger boats cannot reach and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Pressure Falling: Short Stories of Stormy Seas

    by Mark Chisnell ...
    Are you warm, safe and dry?Good - because the ocean can be a dangerous place and never more so than when the barometric pressure plummets and huge waves start to rise up from the deep. These five short stories - chilling, funny and scary in turns - will show you just how ugly and dangerous the sea can become. Make sure you are wrapped up warm and safe when you read this book, because the raw power ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Casting Off

    How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas

    As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Sunny Days and Sea Breezes

    The PERFECT feel-good, escapist read from the Sunday Times bestseller

    THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWinner of the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award'A life-affirming story full of joy and hope' CATHY BRAMLEY'A sun-filled, fun-filled wonderful escapist adventure' MILLY JOHNSONWhen does time out become the time of your life?Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense. On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Lonely Voyage

    A thrilling coming of age tale in a time of war

    by Max Hennessy ...
    Book 1 - The By Air, By Land, By Sea Collection
    The gripping tale of one boy’s journey into manhood… and towards war.Jess Ferigo, a young man with few prospects other than growing old in the same town he has always known, dreams of a life at sea, much to the ire of his family.Making the tough decision to leave his old life behind, he takes up a position in charge of poaching on a battered trawler, accompanied by Pat Fee and Old Boxer, a wreck ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sailing Solo Alone

    Respect the Sea, because she doesn't respect you...

    by J.J. James ...
    This little yachting story, begins light-hearted enough.Never having owned a yacht before, our budding sailor has a few nautical mishaps as he tries to learn the intricacies of sailing a small eighteen-foot yacht up and down a river. To be fair, he only rammed the bank a couple of times.However, when our novice sailor sets sail to move his boat fifty miles around the coast, his first real sailing ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Solitaire Spirit: Three times around the world single-handed

    Three Times Around the World Single-Handed

    by Les Powles ...
    Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world. Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors.Les was in his 50s when he built himself a yacht with little ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Leap of Faith For The Cornish Midwife

    An emotional, uplifting read from top 10 bestseller Jo Bartlett

    by Jo Bartlett ...
    series The Cornish Midwife Series
    Discover the top 10 bestselling Cornish Midwives series!Midwife Izzy is devastated to learn that her beloved grandmother is dying. Abandoned as a baby by her own mother, her grandparents have been the only family Izzy has ever known and she wants to spend every last precious moment with them.New locum vicar, Noah, is a wonderful support – kind, considerate and always there for Izzy whenever she ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sunk Without Trace: 30 dramatic accounts of yachts lost at sea

    30 dramatic accounts of yachts lost at sea

    by Paul Gelder ...
    By the same author as the bestselling Total Loss this is a new collection of terrifying and compelling accounts of yachts lost at sea. The seven deadly causes of loss continue to take their toll and Paul Gelder has compiled first-hand accounts of shipwreck and sinking caused by Collision Gear Failure Stress of Weather Faulty Navigation Fire Crew Failure and Exhaustion. The moving emotionally ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A World of My Own

    The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage

    On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almostunnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at herhelm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili,paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered andbrown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudderhead, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Bascombe Novels

    The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land

    This trilogy of brilliant novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction.When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Blue Book of Sailing : The 22 Keys to Sailing Mastery

    The 22 Keys to Sailing Mastery

    by Adam Cort ...
    Transform basic sailing skills into true masteryNo other sport is as complex or as gear- and technique-intensive as sailing. The details and nuances are vast, but beneath the surface are 22 elements, or core areas of knowledge. By understanding these principles you can attain true mastery: tie any knot, shape any sail, take the helm of any boat, no matter how large or unfamiliar. ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot: A Simple Explanation

    by Gene Grossman ...
    This book won the Dan Poynter 2011 First-place GOLD Global eBook Award in the Non-Fiction/Sports categorySome time ago, Gene Grossman signed on as a crew-member with some friends of his who were delivering a large sailboat with no navigation electronics from Marina del Rey California, through the Panama Canal, to a charter company’s tropical island location.On the evening of departure, Gene asked ... Read more

    $7.20 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • More Yachting Yarns from South Australia

    The tales and history of 10 extraordinary South Australian yachts

    MORE YACHTING YARNS is great news for South Australians and lovers of all things nautical.  This captivating book with its fascinating sea and river stories is a must for anyone with yachting or maritime interests.  It traces the history of 10 South Australian sailing vessels from construction through their life journey and is interspersed with humorous anecdotes. To promote the remarkable ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Seamanship Secrets : 185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under Power or Sail: 185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under Power or Sail

    185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under Power or Sail

    by John Jamieson ...
    "Secrets' is the modern Bowditch, written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ."-- Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey"It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ."--John Vigor, author of The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat"The nautical tips and techniques presented are encyclopedic, ye... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Godforsaken Sea

    by Derek Lundy ...
    'One of the best books ever written about sailing'Time27,000 miles, three and a half to five months alone at sea, chilling casualty rates, the unrelenting strain of handling 60-foot boats day and night, the absolute certainty of weather and waves that could destroy them.On 3 November 1996 sixteen sailors set out from the Bay of Biscay to embark on the Vendee Globe - a single-handed yacht race ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sailing Alone to Isla

    A single-handed voyage on a small sailboat from Key West Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. ... Read more

    $1.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Serpent King

    by Tim Hodkinson ...
    Book 4 - The Whale Road Chronicles
    The fight for vengeance has no victors...AD 936The great warrior, Einar Unnsson, wants revenge. His mother's assassin has stolen her severed head and Einar is hungry for his blood. Only one thing holds him back. He is a newly sworn in Wolf Coat, and must accompany them on their latest quest.The Wolf Coats are a band of fearsome bloodthirsty warriors, who roam the seas, killing any enemies who get ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager

    by Jim Trefethen ...
    The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager, Jim Trefethen. The funniest, drollest, wisest book on the shelf for the would-be cruiser. Trefethen pulls no punchesÑhe tells you just what will be involved if you and your family decide to "let slip the surly bonds of earth" and set sail. How to get ready, how to finance the voyage, how to live on your boat with maximum peace of ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • HANDLING STORMS AT SEA : The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing: The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

    The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

    by Hal Roth ...
    The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topicHow should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear

    by John Vigor ...
    "An invaluable resource. [Vigor's] practical wisdom gives you the know-how and confidence to prepare your boat for the sea."--Cruising World. Here is the book that answer the sailor's fundamental question--"Can my boat take me offshore safely?"--then shows how to make it happen. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Rowing for My Life

    Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey

    In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, one's woman's transformational journey rowing across the savage sea-twice.Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York, Kathleen Saville quickly realized that an ordinary life working for a better used car and a home with a mortgage would never satisfy her thirst for freedom and adventure. The year before, ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Left For Dead

    30 Years On - The Race is Finally Over

    The second edition of the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year is updated with a new chapter describing Nick's eventual completion of the Fastnet Race thirty years after his first, ill-fated attempt.The world-famous Fastnet Race takes yachts from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The 1979 race began in perfect conditions, but was soon engulfed by ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

    by Brion Toss ...
    Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD