Sailing Lessons:A Novel Hannah McKinnon
Sailing a Serious Ocean:Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea John Kretschmer
Life is a journey. Each one of us has to navigate through waters that threaten to envelope and drown us. Many are merely driven along by life´s circumstances just trying to survive, while others find a boat, harness the elements, move forward, and thrive. The beauty of sailing is that it uses aerodynamics and physics to harness contrary winds and waves and move a vessel against them. In this brief volume, the author takes the listener on his own journey of discovery sailing as a metaphor for life. Whether you are an experienced sailor, or know nothing, you will find spiritual life lessons that will inspire and bless you as you discover new ways of looking at life through the metaphor of sailing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Les Galicinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114568/bk_acx0_114568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,Taleisin´s Tales reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on the second boat they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book includes details from outfitting, provisioning, and final detailing during the early months Lin and Larry spent getting to know their new bluewater cruiser, as well as moments of melancholy as they let go of attachments to their first trusty boat, Seraffyn. The story takes the listener through those initial cautious 1000 coastal miles between California and the Sea of Cortez, discussing everything from sail handling to dinghy racing to the relative luxuries of bicycles and a custom-built sitztub. It reveals surprising and pleasant engagements with other sailors and locals along the Baja Peninsula. Then it launches the listener across the Pacific, sailing with the Pardeys on Taleisin´s first offshore leg to French Polynesia, through the Cook Islands and Tonga, and on to New Zealand, where they eventually made their new home. If there is a lesson to be gained from listening to Taleisin´s Tales, it´s that slowing the pace and taking each day as it comes brings unexpected moments of clarity and joy. And that sailing across an ocean on a small boat is not easy but, with the right partner and attitude, can be beautifully rewarding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072345/bk_acx0_072345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is the story of sailing across the ocean from Guam to San Francisco on our wonderful sailboat, the ´´Spirit of the Wind´´, a 41 foot Taiwan-built Ketch designed by William Garden. A group of 20-something kids went to Guam looking for the meaning of life, bought a boat, fixed it up, and learned to sail across the ocean. It was a beautiful and spiritual journey, while at times was totally and completely terrifying. It introduced me to the South Pacific Islands and the wonderful and gracious people there - it was truly a paradise. The warm trade winds that I can feel sometimes in my dreams, the feel and sounds of the wind in the sails and moving through fear. I learned to improvise in the moment, how to deal with life then there was no land for weeks on end, with just the horizon all around - as if we were sailing on a mirror. It introduced me to the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants. This trip changed my life and what I thought the world was. It enabled me to see, feel, and do things that I didn´t know I was capable of. It was a serious lesson in being with three other people, all men, in a 40 foot sailboat with very little privacy. It taught me that the weather goes on - it doesn´t help to pray for it to change and is bigger than us. It was transformational in so many ways, facing death almost daily. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natasha Harper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095655/bk_acx0_095655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Humphrey van Weyden led a privileged existence during his early life, but suddenly finds himself cast into the sea, fighting for survival. Pitted against ruthless captain Wolf Larsen, van Weyden´s courage and determination allows him to fight adversity and learn valuable lessons along the way, in this American classic originally published in 1904. One of the great tales of the sea, The Sea-Wolf is in the tradition of Moby Dick, though London provided his own unique atmosphere and accurate maritime detail. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrick Hagon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000279/bk_naxo_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Plotting the Course:Life Lessons from the Sport of Sailing Rick Arneson
It was an age without GPS and the Internet, without high-tech monitoring and instantaneous reporting. And it was a time when women simply didn´t do such things. None of this deterred Sharon Sites Adams. In June 1965, Adams made history as the first woman to sail solo from the mainland United States to Hawaii. Four years later, just as Neil Armstrong very publicly stepped onto the moon, the diminutive Adams, alone and unobserved, finally sighted Point Arguello, California, after 74 days sailing a 31-foot ketch from Japan, across the violent and unpredictable Pacific. She was the first woman to do so, setting another world record. Inspiring and exciting, Adams´s memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson, she bought a boat, and within eight months, she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings. The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049898/bk_acx0_049898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.