Holiday Selection
A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Kretschmer, John
Kretschmer's sailing adventures have taken him several times around the world and across the Atlantic and the Pacific in all weathers. He narrowly escaped a coup in Yemen, had an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize, and was blessed with several serene, introspective passages. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids. His memoir of his time afloat is interwoven with practical tips and advice on seamanship--as well as hard-won insights about making the most of our lives.
277 Pages • softcover • 2020
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by Knox-Johnston, Robin
A reissue of the gripping account of Robin Knox-Johnston's ultimately victorious participation in the first non-stop, singlehanded race around the world.
272 Pages • softcover • 2020
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by Smith, Jennifer M.
Early in their careers, Smith and her husband Nik realized that rewards in the corporate world might grow but would essentially remain the same--more money for more things--and they would never provide time off for real self-discovery. The couple seized on the idea of long-distance sailing as their preferred road less travelled. This memoir chronicles the adventures that unfolded over 40,000 nautical miles and 17 years.
286 Pages • softcover • 2020
by Calder, Nigel
Known for his technical expertise, Calder here tells the story of his first round-the-world voyage. He began as a novice cruiser with grand ambitions, then came hard-won lessons about troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and safe navigation. Part adventure story, part Caribbean travelogue, and part chronicle of instructional experiences, this is also a great family memoir.
208 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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by Craven, Caspar
In June 2009, Caspar Craven and his wife Nichola decided to sail around the world with their young children. They planned for five years then took two years to live their dream. This is their memoir of their voyage of unconventional living and learning--complete with its highs and lows, the magical and the frightening. Their tale of enthusiasm and adventure is highlighted with practical tips and informative sidebars.
320 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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Sea Over Bow by Linda Kenyon
by Kenyon, Linda
When her marriage of 25 years ended badly, Linda Kenyon was determined never to put herself in the way of a broken heart again. Enter an extraordinary man. In an act of courage--or foolishness?--Kenyon decided to sell everything and sail the Atlantic with him. This romance-cum-sailing-adventure is about love's rebirth: love for a man, for the sea, for the simplicity of life afloat, and for the beauty of the natural world.
240 Pages • softcover • 2018
by Williams, Sue
With no affinity for the sea and not a single adventure-seeking bone in her body, Sue Williams headed off into the North Atlantic in the wake of a perfect storm of personal events. Two things were clear to her: her sons were adults and needed freedom to figure things out for themselves, and it was now or never for her husband to realize his dream to cross an ocean under sail.

304 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Wright, Christoher
Drawing on expert research and experience, Wright looks at cruising voyages in Antarctic and Arctic waters. With over a hundred stunning pictures, this is a must-have gazetteer for anyone thinking about cruising the Earth's "last frontier." The discussion covers voyages from William Bradford's cruise to Greenland in a seal-hunting boat in 1869 to the cold-water cruises of 21st-century yachts, describing the vessels and the itineraries they followed.
224 Pages • softcover • 2020