Sailing is an international sport that offers many rewards. Imagine white sails billowing against a clear sky, the brisk feel of the breeze on your face, and the gentle motions of the boat as it cleanly slices through the water. While sailing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, it also requires you to be an active participant more than almost any other type of boating. When you learn how to sail, you will not only become intimately familiar with all aspects of your boat, but also how your boat relates to its environment in terms of everything from the wind to the weather. Sailing can be terrific exercise that is both invigorating and relaxing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ward Paxton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066974/bk_acx0_066974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In A Foolish Voyage, Neil Hawkesford gives us a remarkable tale not just about sailing but about life. Good times and bad. Here we learn what happens at the very limits of physical, emotional, and mental endurance. Here we also learn how personal tragedy can lead to a life-changing discovery, the realization that hidden deep inside all of us is the perseverance and passion needed for achieving life´s greatest goals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Kleinman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071815/bk_acx0_071815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot is groundbreaking not because of what it has, but what it doesn´t have: no mathematics problems no astronomical talk no big words you´ve never heard of Sailor-author Gene Grossman finally breaks this wonderful subject down into plain English and explains it in such a way that you will no longer have any excuse to claim that you know nothing about the valuable boater´s subject of celestial navigation. And as for the validity of the book´s content, you should know that it was inspired by Gene´s DVD program of the same title, which has gained worldwide popularity and is being used by the US Navy, DEA, Coast Guard, and sailing schools, and by sailors all over the world. Even though we feel that the explanations in this audiobook are easy to understand, the old saying about a ´´picture being worth a thousand words´´ applies - especially when trying to describe what things like a nautical chart or a world with lines showing latitude and longitude does to help find a destination. So Magic Lamp Press has created a website with a few simple graphics that we suggest that you print out to make reference to occasionally as you listen to this book. The URL of the page of graphics will be given to you by the book´s narrator. Once you have finished this book, its title will no longer apply to you, because by the information you will have learned, your status description will have been updated to ´´novice.´´ And with an understanding of what celestial navigation is and how it works, you will be in an excellent position to continue your practice of the subject, and become a sailor capable of sailing around the world without getting lost...so as a start, please remember the three most important rules of boating safety: Keep the water out of the boat; keep the people in the boat; and don´t get lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Grossman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087203/bk_acx0_087203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
VARIOUS - Sailing-Die Schönsten Shanties Und Seemanslieder
Joshua Slocum was believed to be the first man to sail single-handed around the world. After a distinguished career, where he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Joshua Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckage and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote Voyage of the Liberdad, a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This was the spur to attempt his perilous voyage alone around the world. Having lost his fortune in the shipwreck, Slocum began his adventure nearly penniless. He was given the Spray, a century old oyster boat that ´´wants some repairs´´. Two years and $500 later he had rebuilt the wreck into an oceangoing wonder. On his 40,000 mile, three year voyage, Slocum visited six of the seven continents where he met cannibals, presidents, outlaws, and ambassadors. Amazingly, throughout he lived ´off the land´ as it were, fishing, trading, and giving lectures to keep his pantry full. He also met some remarkable people including Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Kruger, who, believing the world was flat, warned Slocum not to fall off! This adventure will captivate sailors and landlubbers alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000092/bk_tant_000092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.