Adventure and Sailing Stories

Adventure and Sailing Stories

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500 Days

500 Days

In 500 Days: Around the World on a 12-foot Yacht, resourceful adventuer Serge Testa recounts his dramatic circumnavigation. A lively account of microvoyaging from one of the true masters. Includes photos.
$14.95
A Little Breeze to the West: Adventures of a Young Man's Single-Handed Voyage to Hawaii on his 15-foot Montgomery Sailboat by Michael Scott Mann

A Little Breeze to the West: Adventures of a Young Man's Single-Handed Voyage to Hawaii on his 15-foot Montgomery Sailboat by Michael Scott Mann

In the small-boat world, his voyage was the stuff of legend. in 1982 Mike Mann tuned up his tiny Montgomery 15 Little Breeze and set sail for Hawaii, arriving 38 days later. What inspired the voyage? How trying was it? What kinds of modifications did he make? What provisions did he bring? We can finally answer these questions because Mike has just written a 250 page book recounting the voyage. The soft cover book includes rare photos, maps, and an appendix with equipment lists, and a glossary of terms. In addition, Mike was kind enough to sign each copy with the inscription to "Pursue your dreams." This collectible book is only $12.99.

$12.99
A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

More than 70 accounts of big adventures in small boats. One of our favorites and a must-have for small-boat adventure readers.
$14.95
Adrift

Adrift

Riveting, first-hand account of the only man ever to have survived more than a month alone at sea in an inflatable raft. A genuine seafaring classic.
$14.00
Albert Strange: Yacht  Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

Albert Strange: Yacht Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

This gorgeous new re-issue of Albert Strange—Yacht Designer and Artist, is suitable for a coffee-table! At approximately 8.5 x 10.5", this edition features a Strange biography and commentary on many of his designs. The book also includes drawings of 27 yacht designs, an appreciation of Strange the artist, a selction of cruising yarns, an updated collection of images of his paintings, photos of Strange boats afloat, and much more. 224 pages. 12 plates. Lots of drawings, illustrations and a comprehensive list of designs. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.

$29.95
Amazon Extreme: Three Men , A Raft, and the World's Most Dangerous River by Colin Angus

Amazon Extreme: Three Men , A Raft, and the World's Most Dangerous River by Colin Angus

The true story of three enthusiastic (but inexperienced) adventurers who attempt to become the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon River–all 4,007 miles--and (barely) live to tell about it.

This hardbound copy comes with a dust jacket. 208 pages.
$19.95
An Unlikely Voyage: 2000 Miles Alone in a Small Wooden Boat by John Almberg

An Unlikely Voyage: 2000 Miles Alone in a Small Wooden Boat by John Almberg

Equipped with cheerful optimism, invention, and persistence, this ordinary middle-aged man takes you on a sailing adventure from Florida's Nature Coast to Long Island Sound—2000 miles through open ocean, steamy Everglades, trackless marshes on the Intracoastal Waterway, more bridges and locks than you can count, and finally through New York's infamous Hell Gate. An epic story that proves it's never too late for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. 317 pages/. Paperback. Copies SIGNED by the author.
$19.95
Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

Quite possibly the closest thing to a small-boat cruising bible, Beachcruising and Coastal Camping is 352 pages packed with information on boat selection, modifications and outfitting, as well as places to cruise and safety gear. The authors were clearly living the life all the way! Great photos and summaries boats like of Sea Pearls, Dovekies, Drascombes, Pelicans, sailing canoes, etc.
$19.95
Blokes Up North: Through the Heart of the Northwest Passage by Sail and Oar by Kev Oliver & Tony Lancashire

Blokes Up North: Through the Heart of the Northwest Passage by Sail and Oar by Kev Oliver & Tony Lancashire

In a post exploration world, two relatively ordinary blokes, serving Royal Marines, decided they wanted an extraordinary 21st century adventure. In this refreshingly honest account, they relive the highs and lows of sailing and rowing a tiny open boat (Norseboat), completely unsupported, through one of the most iconic wilderness waterways in the world—the Northwest Passage across the top of Canada. 250 pages. Color photos. Quality binding.
$19.95
Bottoms Up! A Cocktail of Liquid Lore by Robert McKenna

Bottoms Up! A Cocktail of Liquid Lore by Robert McKenna

Toasts, tales & traditions of drinking's long history as a nautical pastime.

Here's a great little hardbound collection of wit and wisdom about where the sea and drinking meet. It's an enjoyable read and a spectacular reference for anyone seeking the right quote, toast or slogan. 112 pages. Dust jacket. $15.95
$15.95
BREEZE: A Story of Guts and Freedom

BREEZE: A Story of Guts and Freedom

BREEZE: A True Story of Guts and Freedom by Rusty. 533 pages with many photos. $29.95.

The writing is raw, the language salty, and the author admits he couldn’t afford an editor, saying, “I’ll just have to get by without one, like I do with most other unreasonable, ghastly professional services, particularly doctors and lawyers.”

The eccentric author is clearly contemptuous of any and all formality. He doesn’t even bother to offer up his last name—the byline reads simply: Rusty.

A few pages in, somewhere after the author’s treatise on breast milk, but before he goes on a tirade about cops and other “Sissies in uniforms,” you might well be ready to give up. But the book is so wild, and the writing so brutally honest, that it’s also hard to look away.

Breeze is ostensibly about Rusty’s circumnavigation aboard Trekka II (built by John Guzzwell Jr.), and there are some hair-raising sailing stories within, but the sailing bits only come along between the fist fights, shark attacks and sexual encounters—and only when the author isn’t serving jail time.

Definitely not for the prudish, or faint of heart, Breeze is infuriating and intriguing, heart warming and heart breaking. Whatever you decide, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
$29.95
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Broken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures by Marlin Bree

Broken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures by Marlin Bree

A remarkable collection of well-told tales. Includes "10-Feet Across the Pacific" about Gerry Speiss, Small Boat Battles Storm of the Century and many more. 216 pages. Soft cover. Autographed!
$15.95