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
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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

(Note: Waiting on more stock. Might be 2 weeks before your order ships.) 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
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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.
$29.95
Becoming Coastal: 25 Years of Exploration and Discovery of the Britiish Columbia Coast by Paddle, Oar and Sail.   By Alex Zimmerman

Becoming Coastal: 25 Years of Exploration and Discovery of the Britiish Columbia Coast by Paddle, Oar and Sail. By Alex Zimmerman

337 pages of small-boat exploration (some in an Oughtred Sooty Tern) by author Alex Zimmerman. Just published 2020.

"Becoming Coastal is an awe-inspiring collection of memories that describes a transformation from land-dweller to ocean adventurer. Passages call us alongside to hear the trials and errors, exhilarating achievements, and lessons learned. With each paddle stroke from his hand-made crafts, Zimmerman helps us understand the benefits and joys of traveling slowly, deliberately, and respectfully—and the inner growth that comes with it."

While supplies last.
$26.95
Black Feathers: A Pocket Racer Sails The Singlehanded Trans Pac

Black Feathers: A Pocket Racer Sails The Singlehanded Trans Pac

By Robert and Jeanne Crawford. (As described in articles in SCA issues #65 and #66) Follow the evolution of "Black Feathers" from a stock 1961 Cal 20 sailboat into an effective rocket racer. Go with her and her skipper as they sail solo from San Francisco to beautiful Hanalei Bay, Kauai in the 2008 Singlehanded Transpac. 252 pages.
$21.95
Bold Sea Stories: 21 Inspiring Adventures by Marlin Bree

Bold Sea Stories: 21 Inspiring Adventures by Marlin Bree

This 224-page book features "21 inspiring adventures," including small-boat stories like Escape from the Island of Doom, Ten feet Across the Pacific, and The Old Man and the Inland Sea.
$14.99
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
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Caly's Island: A Mystical Voyage

Caly's Island: A Mystical Voyage

Fresh off the presses it's master storyteller and small-boat sailor Dick Herman's new adventure novel—about trailersailing!

Six geezers in six small craft, caught in the wildest adventure. Their own Odyssey—packed with the same monsters, mysterious women and capricious gods who tormented Ulysses. They have to find their way home...somehow.

SCA readers will likely recognize these characters and their boats—and you will certainly enjoy the voyage!
$14.99
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Catalan Castaway: A Sail and Oar Story by Ben Crawshaw

Catalan Castaway: A Sail and Oar Story by Ben Crawshaw

From the publisher's description:

The adventure might be small, but the fears and dangers—not to mention the achievement—are very real —Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World

I was blown away by this book’s production —Paul Constantine, Dinghy Cruising

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book—twice so far —WoodenBoat

A sail-and-oar adventure in our own boat, one having the inevitable beauty of a form which accurately meets function – this is the dream of many of us. But Ben Crawshaw shows us that the dream is nearer to our grasp than we may think. In Gavin Atkin’s Light Trow design he found a vision of beauty, a promise of seaworthiness, and an affordable boatbuilding project which would require the most simple and accessible of materials, and just basic woodworking ability.

Within months he was afloat in Onawind Blue, and Catalan Castaway recounts his day-sails, beach-camping cruises and a challenging longer voyage, over a five year period on the Catalan coast of Spain, where he lives with his partner and young family. Onawind Blue has been Ben’s passport to the traditional maritime community of the region, so in addition to her own exploits we learn of the indigenous boat types, many now endangered, and the dedicated band of people who keep them alive. Ben’s increasingly ambitious adventures have sometimes made him draw on deep reserves of physical and mental strength, as has his personal battle with the ‘giant octopus’ of serious illness, happily now at bay.

$14.95
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