Best Sailing Narratives Books

Here you will get Best Sailing Narratives Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Escape from the Ordinary

Published at: Close Reach Publishing (December 14, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1732918405

View on Amazon

Retire early, sell everything, buy a boat 4,000 miles away and sail around the world. What could go wrong? Meet Glen and Julie, sailors who follow their dream and discover that reality can be even bigger than imagined. From Force 10 storms in the North Atlantic to the crystal blue waters and native dancers of French Polynesia, Escape from the Ordinary (book 1 of the Escape Series) opens a window to adventures in extraordinary places not found in travel brochures.

Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie describes the terrors and pleasures of living a life of total independence on a sailboat where even simple decisions can have big consequences. This exhilarating, true story will thrill those planning to sail off into the sunset as well as armchair adventurers.

Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and offers inspiration to go all in on your own dreams. MORE THAN A SAILING STORYTraveling from one epic adventure to the next on board their sturdy Amel sailboat, Glen and Julie immerse themselves deeply into islands and cultures that are so off-the-beaten path you will reach for an atlas to find places like Bequia, the San Blas Islands, Niue From dodging voodoo curses in the Bahamas to clawing their way out of underwater caverns in the South Pacific, Glen and Julie take the reader along for the adventure of a lifetime.

2. Crossing Pirate Waters (Escape)

Author: by Julie Bradley
Published at: Close Reach Publishing; Illustrated edition (January 16, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1732918429

View on Amazon

You don’t have to know a spinnaker from a mainsail to enjoy this adventure book. Join Glen and Julie as they continue around the world through less traveled, dangerous areas on the far side of the world. Turmoil in the Mideast convinces Glen and Julie to linger in the South Pacific visiting primitive villages on remote islands.

But hang on tight, because to finish their voyage they must leave friendly shores and navigate through trouble in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea before arriving in Europe. Full of dry wit and compelling descriptions, Julie takes the reader along for the ride of a lifetime in this sequel (book 2 of the Escape Series) to her previous bestseller, Escape from the Ordinary.

GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSEFrom natives in penis sheaths on tropical islands to tribesmen on camels in the desert, this gripping story satisfies hardcore sailors and armchair adventurers alike. You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next as the intrepid couple immerse themselves and you, the reader, in places such as: -Vanuatu-New Caledonia-New Zealand-Lord Howe Island-Australia-Bali-Borneo-Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand-Maldives Islands-Djibouti-Eritrea-Sudan-Egypt-Turkey-Malta

3. Honey, Let's Get a Boat… A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop

Author: by Ron Stob
Published at: Raven Cove Publishing; Revised – 2010 Printing edition (June 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0966914030

View on Amazon

This is the story of a couple’s travels on a forty-foot trawler cruising 6300 miles and 145 locks around the eastern part of North America known as America’s Great Loop or the Great Circle Cruise. Their nautical ineptitude is evident from the beginning, but pulling from their personal and collective strengths, the authors overcome doubt, a lack of experience, and real and imagined horrors.

The odyssey is told the way life hands out its adventures – sometimes humorously, sometimes tragically, but always memorably. The writing is light and appealing, but there is a serious strain running through the book for those who relish history and descriptions of the landscape.

Astute and attentive to detail, they chronicled events and kept an account of expenses, equipment and charting. As a result, the appendix/guidebook is worth the price of the book for anyone interested in planning their cruise. Topics include necessary charts and guidebooks, information on locks, setting an itinerary, resource addresses and websites, details on equipment and the best place to be educated about boating.

4. How Not To Sail: Screwing up is part of cruising. Let me show you how!

Author: by Bradford Rogers
Published at: Independently published (July 30, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1079085204

View on Amazon

Want to enjoy your boat, visit awesome destinations, and skip the stress? Then be sure NOT to use any of the “handy tips” mentioned here. Author, sailor, and host of the How Not To Sail Podcast Bradford Rogers shares with you some of his easily-won but hard to forget advice with equal measures of wide-eyed befuddlement and extra-dry humor.

(Shaken AND stirred.

5. Plunge: One Woman's Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary

Author: by Liesbet Collaert
Published at: Roaming About Press (November 23, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1735980607

View on Amazon

A Women Who Sail book club selection Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir, as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs. Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love, loss, and living in the moment.

When she swaps life as she knows it for an uncertain future on a sailboat, she succumbs to seasickness and a growing desire to be alone. Guided by impulsiveness and the joys of an alternative lifestyle, she must navigate personal storms, trouble with US immigration, adverse weather conditions, and doubts about her newfound love.

Does Liesbet find happiness? Will the dogs outlast the man? Or is this just another reality check on a dream to live at sea? ###Have you ever wondered how life could be if you had made different choices? If you didn’t marry early, commit to a large loan for the house, focus on your career, start a family?

Maybe you’re just curious about how a person thinking outside the box manages? A person without boundaries, striving to be flexible, happy, and free. What you are about to read is how one such person follows her dreams, no, her intuition, and how she survives her naivety, life altering twists, and a relationship in close quarters.


S.A.I.L. above the Clouds – How to SIMPLIFY Your Life: A Sailor’s lessons for uncovering inner strength, conquering chronic disease, and finding meaningful purpose.

Author: by Carole D Fontaine
Published at: Inspired Creations LLC (November 14, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1736150603

View on Amazon

GET ONBOARD AND GET INSPIRED! Unafraid to rock the boat,’ this sailor-turned-author drops her truth bombslike an anchor. Here’s your chance to live vicariously through one woman’s journey of finding her voice, taking control of her health, and discovering her passions, strength and capacity for love and forgiveness.

Join Carole as she moves onto a boat, adapts to a new lifestyle, learns hard beginner’ lessons, sails the breathtaking ocean, survives gale storms, and navigates life for 20 years in a meager 41 feet of living space with an unconventional husband and, of course, a dog.S.A.I.L.

Above the Clouds weaves big emotions, humorous impasses, and motivating results through topics such as overcoming major health concerns and chronic disease, tackling mental health, surviving the doldrums of a 30-year marriage, discovering life’s purpose, and learning when you’re the crab’s dinner, or receiving a naked spank from Mother Nature.

How to SIMPLIFY Your Life is the first of a four-book series where each book represents a unique aspect from the author’s signature program S.A.I. L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let Go. Readers will benefit from tips and insights on how to simplify all aspects of their life while exploring different healing modalities, writing prompts and exercises following each chapter.

7. The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey

Author: by Linda Greenlaw
Published at: Hachette Books (June 7, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0786885411

View on Amazon

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world’s only female swordfish boat captain, isn’t flattered when people insist on calling her one.”I am a woman.I am a fisherman… I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl.

If anything else, I am a thirty-seven-year-old tomboy. It’s a word I have never outgrown.” Greenlaw also happens to be one of the most successful fishermen in the Grand Banks commercial fleet, though until the publication of Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm, “nobody cared.” Greenlaw’s boat, the Hannah Boden, was the sister ship to the doomed Andrea Gail, which disappeared in the mother of all storms in 1991 and became the focus of Junger’s book.

The Hungry Ocean, Greenlaw’s account of a monthlong swordfishing trip over 1,000 nautical miles out to sea, tells the story of what happens when things go right – proving, in the process, that every successful voyage is a study in narrowly averted disaster.

8. Chess Openings: The Essential Guide for Beginners to Win a Game of Chess Through Strategy, Theory and Practice from the Very First Move

Author: by Michael Sanders
Published at: Independently published (January 31, 2021)
ISBN: 979-8702694825

View on Amazon

It’s the very first move of a chess game that can determine who wins and who loses. If you don’t know the essential chess openings like the Queen’s Gambit, Sicilian, or Ruy Lopez, then your chances of winning a game of chess are much lower.

Become a better chess player after reading Chess Openings and learning the proven strategies and techniques used by some of the most successful chess players in the world. Perfect for beginners and chess enthusiasts, this book contains everything you need to know about making a strategic first move when playing chess.

As you win game after game, your friends and opponents will become intimidated by your intelligence – therefore putting you into an exclusive and elite group of people. With this guide in your hands, you will:Discover the importance of a good chess opening and how it affects the rest of the gameUnderstand the symbols and notations of the chessboard and the pieces you’re playing withLearn the importance of when black plays and when white plays first and how to combat your opponent’s movesBecome a better chess player after learning the different openings and how to think strategically about the gameImpress your friends and family as you win game after game and be considered intelligent and smartUnderstand the theory and practice that goes into winning a game of chess and how great players in the past used itWin more chess games as you learn how to think more strategically right from the very beginning of the gameImprove your intelligence and practice brain exercises as you play chess with opponents in person and onlineAnd Much More!

9. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne Classic Novel, (Captain Nemo, Ocean Adventure Tale), Ribbon Page Marker, Perfect for Gifting

Author: by Jules Verne
Published at: Paper Mill Press (May 20, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1774021712

View on Amazon

This edition of Jules Verne’s classic novel features a suede-like custom cover with beautiful metallic foiling and a ribbon marker. Widely recognized as Verne’s greatest literary work, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea presents one of the most alluring adventure tales of all time.

The story follows French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his assistant, Conseil, on an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down an unidentified sea monster. After months of tireless searching, the crew finally encounters the elusive monster but is thrown overboard during the attack.

Much to their surprise, the monster turns out to be a futuristic submarine led by the mysterious Captain Nemo. The adventurers join Captain Nemo on the journey of a lifetime where they discover a vast undersea forest, coral graveyards, and the sunken ruins of Atlantis.

With timeless themes and unforgettable characters, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea remains a popular favorite among children and adults.

10. Maiden Voyage

Author: by Tania Aebi
Published at: Simon & Schuster; First Edition (August 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0671666538

View on Amazon

Chronicles the author’s experiences when, as an eighteen-year-old girl, she was offered, by her father, a sailboat that she would have to sail around the world

11. Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Ships

Author: by Robert D. Ballard
Published at: Hyperion; First edition (October 13, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0786862962

View on Amazon

Riding the wave of ocean liner nostalgia, Lost Liners presents the most comprehensive and spectacular volume ever-a guided tour encompassing the beginnings, heyday, and eventual decline of the great Atlantic express liners. Ken Marschall’s lavish paintings depict the ships in their shining prime as well as in their eerily poignant underwater repose.

12. Curse of the Black Avenger (Caribbean Chronicles) (Volume 1)

Author: by Eddie Jones

Published at: Dry Bones Publishing (August 28, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1946016706

View on Amazon

If you drowned and the sea spit you out, thrusting you back into the golden age of piracy, buried treasure and beauty beyond belief…Would you stay? RICKY BRADSHAW has never sailed the Spanish Main, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon.

He’s never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones’ locker, skippered a pirate vessel, or saved the life of a governor’s daughter. But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky falls into the chilly waters of a creek across from his apartment while trying to rescue BARNACLE, a mangy mutt with shrimp breath.

Now Ricky finds himself on a raft in the middle of the Caribbean Sea where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory for all who can survive the curse of the Black Avenger.

Written for the General Market (G): Contains no sexual dialogue or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Moonbeam Book Award Winner & Selah Award WinnerBest Seller in Teen & Young Adult Pirate Adventure eBooksBest Seller in Teen & Young Adult Christian Values & Virtues FictionBest Seller in Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Disabilities & Special NeedsFeatures:* Historically accurate fiction (as close as possible)* Short, fun, fast read* Spiced with humor* No profanity or sexual overtones * No glorification of evil and wickednessBenefits:* Reinforces the Golden Rule* Honors family* Encourages readers to wonder “what if?”* A good book for boys who like to readReaders Are Leaders!


River-Horse: A Voyage Across America

Author: by William Least Heat-Moon
Published at: Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (October 15, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0395636268

View on Amazon

The acclaimed author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth chronicles his journey across America’s waterways in his dory Nikawa (River Horse), encountering strange people, hostile cities, and hair-raising dangers.Tour.

14. Treasure Islands

Author: by Pamela Stephenson
Published at: Isis Large Print; large type edition (October 1, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0753152324

View on Amazon

This is the story of two resourceful women. The one, Pamela Stephenson – biographer, wife of Billy Connolly, psychologist and ex-comedienne – the other Fanny Stevenson – “the Wild Woman of the West”, as her husband Robert Louis called her.

Both married to maverick Scots, both in search of adventure, both drawn for a myriad of reasons to the coral islands, natives and customs of the South Seas. A desire to escape the travails of an LA lifestyle and a fascination with her near namesake conspire to inspire Pamela Stephenson’s extraordinary voyage to the other side of the world.

Following in Fanny’s wake, Pamela’s encounters with the perils of the sea, the islanders – some of whom had never seen a blonde before – and latter-day pirates all make for compelling reading.

15. Boating Lessons You'll Never Forget: Safety, Emergency and Survival Techniques from Real-Life Disaster Stories (Fox Chapel Publishing) Avoiding Rocks, Bad Weather, & More (Essential Guide to Boating)

Author: by Skills Institute Press
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (December 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1565235908

View on Amazon

Would you know what to do if a whale rammed your boat? If there was an engine fire? If you had to abandon ship? Learn how to deal with all kinds of boating emergencies: Wind and Waves – fires, storms, currents, winds, and other weather hazards Animal Encounters – shark attacks, breaching whales, distress calls, abandoning ship, air rescue, and more Avoiding the Rocks – underwater terrain, shoal waters, collisions, narrow passages, fog, and towing Power and Safety – powerboat prep, safety gear, sailboat prep, restoring power, steering failure, and repairs Would you know what to do if your boat sank and you and your family were stranded at sea for days on a small dinghy?

Or if a shark thought your boat looked like lunch and took a bite out of the hull? What if you ran ashore on rocky shoals? Boating Lessons You’ll Never Forget gives first person accounts of these and other harrowing ocean experiences so that you’ll know what to do in a similar situation.

From animal encounters to capsizing watercrafts, this book tells the true life stories of nautical mishaps and how the survivors applied essential boating knowledge to be able to walk away. This collection of fascinating stories will have you on the edge of your seat while providing essential life-saving tips!