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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the...
by John Kretschmer

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea.<br /> <br />With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids – in essence, everyone.<br /> <br />John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape – days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable.<br /> <br />To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.
Swell: Sailing the Pacific in Search of Surf and Self
by Liz Clark

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<DIV>True surfers understand that surfing is not a sport, a hobby or even a lifestyle. Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are. <BR><BR>In 2006, Liz Clark decided to follow the path that surfing, sailing and love of the ocean had presented to her. Embarking on an adventure that most only dream of taking, she set sail from Santa Barbara, solo, headed to the South Pacific. Nine years later she is still following her path in search of surf and self and the beauty and inspiration that lies beyond the beaten path. <BR><BR>In stories overflowing with epic waves and at the whim of the weather, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail, telling tales of self awareness, solitude, connection to the earth, and really great surf spots. </DIV>
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <I>Outside</I> magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<BR><BR>In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<BR> <BR>The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <I>The Emerald Mile</I>.<B></B>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p><br /><br /><p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p><br /><br /><p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p><br /><br /><p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p><br /><br /><p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and ...
by Chapman

Language

English

Pages

920

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<DIV>The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.<BR></DIV>
Be A Badass Swimmer: 55 Unconventional Hacks That Will Make You A...
by Brent Majcher

Language

English

Pages

106

Publication Date

December 19, 2018

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<b>Be A Badass Swimmer </b>with these easy to apply hacks that will transform you into the best swimmer you can possibly be!<br /><br />"This book will spark complete change for anyone looking to improve their swimming." - you are now only moments away from downloading the <b>Internet's # 1 Guide</b> for swimming improvement... for less than your cup of coffee every morning!<br /><br />Be A Badass Swimmer is the culmination of a veteran swim instructor's decade of swim instruction and includes fifty-five (55) easy to apply tricks, techniques, hacks, and exercises that will help you transform yourself into a floundering guppy into a dominant Great-White in the water.<br /><br />Browsing how to become a better swimmer on the internet will only take you so far. You need a guide. A resource. Someone to guide you towards success!<br /><br />This book is your call to action. Right here, right now, we're going to embark on a journey and improve your swimming beyond what you ever thought was possible. <br /><br />All you have to give me is a solid attempt at each of my hacks. Try them out. Apply them. And transform yourself into the strongest swimmer you're capable of being. No matter where you are in your swimming journey, there's something here for you...<br /><br />In "Be A Badass Swimmer" you'll learn:<br /><br />- The secret technique that the best swimmers in the world use to breathe...<br /><br />- Why you are unable to swim more than three laps without taking a break..,<br /><br />- How to cut 10, 20, even 30% off of your racing time with this one simple tip...<br /><br />- Dismantle your misinformed beliefs about swimming in under an hour...<br /><br />- How doing the opposite of everyone else in the pool will take you twice the distance...<br /><br />- The strange way you can 10 x your power in the pool...<br /><br />- Why you are hung up and seeing no improvement in the pool...<br /><br />- And more...<br /><br />Learn what has changed the lives of hundreds right now, and download "Be A Badass Swimmer," today!<br /><br />Looking forward to seeing you inside...!
Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, an...
by Terry Laughlin

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 13, 2012

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Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with <I>Total Immersion, </I>a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.<BR><BR>Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, <I>Total Immersion</I> will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling <I>Total Immersion</I> features: <BR><BR>· A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably <BR>· A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable <BR>· Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form <BR>· A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age <BR><BR>Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, <I>Total Immersion</I> has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
by Nigel Calder

Language

English

Pages

960

Publication Date

July 03, 2015

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<p><b>The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!</b></p><br /><br /><p>If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in <i>Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual</i>. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:</p><br /><br /><ul> <li> Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells</li><br /><br /><li>12- and 24-volt DC systems</li><br /><br /><li>Electric and hybrid propulsion</li><br /><br /><li>How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats</li><br /><br /><li>Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection</li><br /><br /><li>Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power</li><br /><br /><li>Electric motors and electric lights</li><br /><br /><li>Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI</li><br /><br /><li>Diesel engines</li><br /><br /><li>Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers</li><br /><br /><li>Refrigeration and air-conditioning</li><br /><br /><li>Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls</li><br /><br /><li>Pumps and watermakers</li><br /><br /><li>Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes</li><br /><br /><li> Stoves and heaters</li><br /><br /><li>Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters</li><br /><br /><li>Spars, rigging, and roller reefing</li><br /><br /></ul>
The Long Way
by Bernard Moitessier

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 01, 1995

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<span><span><span>The Long Way is Bernard Moitessier's own incredible story of his participation in the first Golden Globe Race, a solo, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin, and the Horn. For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness. Then, nearing the finish, Moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37,455-mile journey in Tahiti. Not once had he touched land.</span></span></span>

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