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Sailing for Everyone

Sailing for Everyone Author Simon Watts
ISBN-10 1934982016
Release 2009
Pages 87
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Boatbuilder, sailor, and teacher Simon Watts divides his time between San Francisco, and the family summer home on Middle Island, near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Sailing Philosophy For Everyone

Sailing   Philosophy For Everyone Author Patrick Goold
ISBN-10 9781118336403
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 224
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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike

Sailing For Dummies

Sailing For Dummies Author J. J. Isler
ISBN-10 1118052919
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 432
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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 parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!

The Billionaire and the Mechanic

The Billionaire and the Mechanic Author Julian Guthrie
ISBN-10 9780802193315
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 304
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A Forbes Best Book of the Year The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain. The Billionaire and the Mechanic is a must-read for anyone interested in the race or this remarkable story.


Sail Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781407005461
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 464
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A sensational summer thriller from bestselling author James Patterson. As Peter Carlyle, a smooth-talking, super-successful lawyer, waved his family off on a sailing holiday, all they had in mind was lying back and relaxing. But as a violent storm broke out, an explosion caused the boat to vanish without a trace and the family were lost, presumed dead. Until now. When a message in a bottle is washed up on a shore, it becomes apparent that there must have been at least one survivor. But all is not as it seems. The race is on to rescue the Carlyles, but does everyone looking for the family really want to find them alive? Survival may be the least of their concerns. In fact, being found may be the last thing they should be hoping for.

Sailing Strategy

Sailing Strategy Author Ian Proctor
ISBN-10 9781408138854
Release 2013-08-10
Pages 176
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Sailing Strategy is considered a racing classic. Long out of print, it has champions who have been petitioning hard for its reissue. It is considered the best book ever written on the subject, and presents in detail techniques which are still completely relevant and applicable today. The author provides a very thorough analysis and explanation of how to read the wind and currents in all conditions on a racecourse, and explains how a good knowledge and understanding of their vagaries by the racer can be used advantageously to enhance boat performance on the racecourse, and carry both helm and crew further up the fleet. For any racer wanting an 'edge' (as any competitive sailor will always be aiming for) the reissue of this long out of print gem will be a godsend. A modern classic and an ideal companion to the recently reissued Start to Win, Sailing Strategy also has a new Foreword by Bob Fisher, Yachting Correspondent for The Guardian, and columnist for Yachts and Yachting. The reissue of this classic will be welcomed by novice and experienced racers alike.

Sailing in Paradise

Sailing in Paradise Author Rod Heikell
ISBN-10 9781408109533
Release 2013-08-05
Pages 224
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This comprehensive guide to the world of chartering, compiled by Rod Heikell, shares the breadth of his knowledge and experience, recommending types of charter, best types of boat, as well as essential information about the world's cruising areas. Taking a practical approach, he explains everything prospective charterers need to know before setting sail: visas required, healthcare, money, and what to expect from foreign harbours and anchorages. At the heart of the book is a country by country round-up of charter areas around the world with pros and cons, best times to go, wind and sea conditions, harbours and anchorages, eating out, safety, documentation requirements and getting there. Each area is illustrated with a map and colour photos. This unique guide is a must-have reference for charterers the world over, and a mouth-watering appetiser for those dreaming about where they would like to sail in the future.

Sailing Marietta

Sailing Marietta Author Cochran
ISBN-10 0595404162
Release 2006-09
Pages 384
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The huge, man-made Rolling River Lake is a popular haven for sailors and lovers alike. But before the lake was filled in 1961, a deadly secret was buried underground at its deepest point and the secret is about to explode. Each weekend, a group of margarita-loving sailors gather at the lake for fun in the sun, romance, boat races, and skinny-dipping. On the weekend of the annual Irish Pub sailboat race, everyone is ready for a party. What starts as a magical, romantic getaway for New York advertising executive Taylor Freeman and her new love-sailboat captain Roger Ash-turns deadly when one of the boaters is found murdered at the helm of his own vessel. The sailors soon learn their friend's mysterious death isn't the first at Rolling River Lake. Taylor's aunt, Supreme Court Justice Nicole Freeman, and their colorful sailing friends help Taylor and Roger unravel the mystery of the lake-a secret that has driven some people to kill. And those people will continue to kill to protect it. The first of three books, The Lake begins a series of adventures for Taylor and Roger aboard the sailboat Marietta as they sail from The Lake to The Bay and finally, to The Island.

101 Accessible Vacations

101 Accessible Vacations Author Candy B Harrington
ISBN-10 1935281879
Release 2007-11-27
Pages 153
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101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers. 101 Accessible Vacations contains destination information on over 101 cities, lodging options, national parks, tourist attractions and recreational activities around the country. The book is organized so readers can search for a holiday based on their specific interests or travel styles. Unlike other guidebooks that are organized geographically, 101 Accessible Vacations includes sections ranging from Road Trips and The Great Outdoors to Historic Haunts and Cruisin. And last but not least, there is Candy's Picks, which includes a collection of some of the author's favorite trips, destinations and activities. Candy describes the access of all attractions, lodging options and tourist sights, rather than just stating that something is or isn't accessible. After all, accessibility is in the eye of the beholder; and what may be accessible to one person can be filled with obstacles to someone else. Says Harrington, There's a world of travel choices out there for wheelers and slow walkers. And this book contains many of those choices; along with updated resources, information and access details to make them a reality.

Barrier Free Travel A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers Large Print 16pt

Barrier Free Travel  A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers  Large Print 16pt Author Candy B. Harrington
ISBN-10 9781458758750
Release 2010-06
Pages 454
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Now in its third edition, Barrier-Free Travel is essential reading for every traveler with mobility limitations. With over 100 new photographs and updated travel rules and regulations, effecting access outside of the US, this book contains essential, thoughtful, and reliable information- not just common-sense tips. Barrier-Free Travel gives readers the tools and resources to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. It covers everything from the logistics of air travel and how to protect your wheelchair in flight, to how to find an accessible hotel room. Also included, are extensive chapters on cruises and accessible shore excursions- with contact information for foreign tour operators who are able to provide them. Barrier-Free Travel provides valuable information that will ensure travelers with mobility limitations spend their time creating meaningful memories.

Backpacking at an Older Age

Backpacking at an Older Age Author Raymond A. Ringhoff
ISBN-10 9781469115559
Release 2009-04-30
Pages 116
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Back Packing at an Older Age This book is about my 6-month adventure, back packing and working around Australia, which was a dream of mine since migrating to Australia in 1996. Eventually becoming an Australian citizen. This type of down to earth adventure travel gives one a totally different perspective about the country landscape and about the travelers from different countries that do this type of adventure. I hope one will get excited as I did when they read this book about my adventure and that no matter how old you are one can have an experience of a lifetime.

Sailing to Love

Sailing to Love Author Barbara Cartland
ISBN-10 9781906950620
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 110
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Venetia was very lonely after the death of her parents. So when her cousin Mary begged her to help to save her from a forced marriage, Venetia was ready. Mary was in love with another man and expecting his child. yet the Queen wanted her to marry the Earl of Mountwood at a moment's notice and go with him to India. A reckless impulse made Venetia promise to take Mary's place at the altar. She would worry about the consequences later. Lord Mountwood was handsome, but he was also haughty and autocratic, demanding instant obedience from his servants and his wife. When he discovered the trick Venetia had played on him he was furious. She had only her quick wits to protect her from his wrath. On the journey to India they quarreled and sparred, each getting the measure of the other, while the growing attraction between them became impossible to ignore. In India they travelled to the Northwest frontier, to a fort that was under constant attack by the Russians. And there, just as she and her husband discovered their love, they were caught up in danger that threatened to part them. How they overcame all the obstacles is told in this exciting and romantic novel by Barbara Cartland.

Sailing Boats from Around the World

Sailing Boats from Around the World Author Henry Coleman Folkard
ISBN-10 9780486311340
Release 2012-10-06
Pages 576
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.

Sailboat Sailing Through the Ocean of Life

Sailboat  Sailing Through the Ocean of Life Author Ratka Bogdan
ISBN-10 9781465368812
Release 2011-11-16
Pages 105
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Sailboat is a book of heartfelt poetry that grabs the readers curiosity, first with the outcome of the book, and then with the originality of the author. In the universal motifs and messages, found throughout the poems of Ratka Bogdan, one senses a rich and diversified life, which is spread across three continents. Nevertheless, the birthplace, that beautiful homeland, as with most authors, is never-ending eternal love... Danilo Maric, author of The Mystic Best Man Rarely does it happen in a first poetry publication for these four sides of poetry - its east, north, west and south, to be found in the same place! When these four things (loneliness, travel, love, and finding yourself ) are found in one place, the poet is evidently in his/her own center. And its a great sign for the start of an interesting poetic journey, whose future results are to be expected. Prof. Dr. Venko Andonovski, author of The Navel of The World The gift of this poetry is that it reminds us that although the details of our experiences are different, the emotions we feel about them are universal. With simple, beautiful language, these poems create images that conjure the familiar feelings of love, loss, joy, longing and acceptance. Let it quietly slip into your heart and connect you with the stream to which we all belong. Staci Backauskas, author of The Fifth Goddess


LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Author J. Howard Williams
ISBN-10 9780595795604
Release 2005-04-27
Pages 314
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As I sit at my computer surrounded by pictures of "Rebel" and "Blue Lady" recording memories of my sailing life, I know just how lucky I have been. Had I been just a few years earlier in arriving on this earth, I would have missed the chance of a middle class working stiff to own such boats. Only one generation earlier had no opportunity to own and sail the boats I have known. Author J. Howard Williams experienced a variety of jobs in his lifetime, from a CPA to a marina manager to a boat salesman. But through it all, his heart has belonged to sailing. Journey with Williams through a lifetime of sailing adventures in Love at First Sight. On his sailboats Sooner, Sooner II, Rebel, Rebel II, and Blue Lady, he sailed well over 100,000 good and bad miles. On the water of Galveston Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and the Atlantic coast from 1950 to 1990, Williams experienced and now shares a lifetime of joy for and fascination with the world of sailing.

Sailing the Dream

Sailing the Dream Author Mike Perham
ISBN-10 9781407057293
Release 2010-03-18
Pages 320
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Robin Knox-Johnston said it could be suicidal. The head of the Royal Yachting Association told him not to go. Mike Perham ignored them and in August 2009, at the age of just 17 years, 5 months and 11 days, became the youngest person to have sailed solo around the world. Sailing the Dream tells the story of that amazing voyage, a 9-month odyssey full of technical and navigational challenges that would stump sailors twice Mike's age. His yacht was knocked over, battered by the oceans and repeatedly damaged, but Mike battled on, at times surfing down 50-foot waves in 50-knot winds at speeds of up to 28 knots. Despite these conditions, sleep deprivation and extreme physical exhaustion, Mike's positive attitude continually shines through. Through all the adventures on the high seas, Mike also talks about the team behind his trips, both when sailing round the world and across the Atlantic at the age of 14, and the stresses and sacrifices involved for his family and friends. His is an inspirational as well as thrilling story, and one for all the ages.

Ship Happens

Ship Happens Author Lisa Troan
ISBN-10 9781469114033
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 183
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Follow our harrowing journey as a family, inexperienced to sailing, begins their adventure and a new life. While on a once-in-a-lifetime trek, the Troans encounter many spectacular countries and peoples in their quest to reach Fiji, their new home. Near death hurricanes, storms and accidents all add to the danger and excitement as they sail their way along a 10,000 mile route to the Southern Hemisphere, learning as they go. The day by day troubles and pleasures add a depth of character to each member of the family, as they gain strengths and confidence as never before.