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Publisher's Summary

As a young lad of only 10 years old, Jim Whitelaw is taken sailing with a friend of the family. Jim is totally enthralled, and from that day forward, Jim decides that one day he will buy his own yacht. It is 40 years later before Jim eventually keeps his promise to himself, and this book reflects the story and steep learning curve during Jim's 40-year journey. Jim buys his first boat without too much knowledge, and makes many mistakes and gets into quite a few scrapes. This book follows Jim's dream and nightmares.

©2021 James George Whitelaw (P)2021 James George Whitelaw

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good Scottish narrator and a good short story about a man and his love of sailing

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Take part in this fantastic journey!

This is a moving story of a man's development and improvement in the art of sailing. I was enthralled not only by the places James recounts but also by his determination to attain his objective despite adversity. It's well-written, and perhaps most importantly, it's based on actual events. The narration was flawless; the narrator's accent would immerse you in the mood and tranquility of the surroundings.

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Fun, Inspiring, Adventurous, All in One Audibook !

What a great listen to spend my Sunday afternoon. It is super enjoyable with a mix of fun, inspiring, and adventurous stories from Jim. It feels like he literally brings me to the middle of the sea with his boat :) Highly recommended, you should get this audiobook too.

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Wow!

What an adventure! I loved this book! I could see myself in the boat and feel the wind on my face. I have such admiration for people that have done this. I don't know that I would have the guts to take on such a feat but truly enjoyed listening to the story. I would highly recommend this listen!

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Enjoyable!!

I enjoyed every chapter of this book, this is a source of inspiration for everyone, either a kid or adult, I wish I could have had the chance to listen to this book when I was a kid, this fun and adventurous story deserves a big push and five stars review, I highly recommend it

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Wonderfully written and narrated


Jim is such a stoic & seasoned sailor! I was really able to relate to Jim's experience with the highly detailed and well written information in this audiobook and the narration was a perfect fit. top marks all the way!

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Great tale for any aspiring sailor

I've always admired people who travel the world by sailboat. It's definitely something I want to do one day. I am always looking for new stories to listen to during my commute to keep me inspired. I really enjoyed this book. The narration couldn't have been better, and I really enjoyed the flow. I specifically enjoyed how it showcased the challenges, and it really makes you understand the raw side of sea travel, which is both daunting but exciting. Ist worth the listen.

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I Could Feel the Salt Water On My Face Listening to This Audiobook

Thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography of Jim’s sailing adventures around the Scottish coastline. I actually followed along in Google maps to get a sense of the area he was in. If you have an interest in sailing worth the listen as it’ll give you a good idea of what it the coastline is like, along with it’s rich history.

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Blissful Memory Lane Listening for ME

As I listened to this title, I was immediately taken back to my childhood. Though, not a sailboat, a simple rowboat is where I spent the best of my summer days with my father. This book is excellently read in a warm, gentle tone with a friendly accent, too. I hope others will enjoy this as much as I did.

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Adventurous and enthralling

As someone who grew up in a sailing/coastal town, I have always been fascinated with the adventures associated with sailing but sadly failed to embark on my own. This beautifully narrated title has left me longing to realize my new found sailing dream. 5/5

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  • 09-18-21

CAPTIVATING STORY

This is a captivating voyager story. This book is good for relaxation after having a stressful day if you want to cool your mind. The author did a great Job,

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  • James
  • 08-15-21

Touching story!

Sail with Jim is a touching story about a man's quest to follow his dream and buy a yacht. There are many ups and downs, and I was able to take away a lot from the life lessons in the audiobook. Great, uplifting audiobook

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  • NathanS
  • 08-06-21

'Fair Winds & Following Seas', For Jim ⛵

A very interesting and engaging 'sail-o-biography' by James G Whitelaw. The author has written about the events that took place in his life, how he always wanted to sail, and the tough situations he has to go through to accomplish his dreams, in an engrossing read. Add to that the excellent narration of Calum Bannerman and it seems we are there in the Scottish Lochs sailing with Jim.

What I like about the book is:
- How the author is very cautious while sailing. He always respects the sea. He is never reckless. These are the qualities of a good sailor.
- Though, when he decides on doing something, he accomplishes what he wants. He is head strong. He shows bravery and determination.
- There is never a dull moment and you gain a lot of knowledge about sailing in the North Sea around the northern tip of Scotland and in its numerous Lochs.

I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy the excitement of high seas adventures.

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  • T. Huang
  • 08-05-21

Inspirational story of achieving one's dream

Inspirational story about a man's sailing dream came true when he bought his own yacht. In this book, James shared his story of how he fell in love with sailing as a boy, when he finally bought his yacht decades later, and the various sailing trip he went on. I really enjoy hearing about Jim's stories and I could feel his passion for sailing through the story and appreciate his openness and genuineness to allow the listeners into the glimpse of personal life.

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  • amazon customer
  • 07-29-21

Very interesting book

I really enjoyed listening to this book , especially as my family has had boats in the past , although we don't have any now it was nice to listen to this book and even better as I could recall some of the places I had also been to. Well written and well narrated.

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  • Chun
  • 07-27-21

Great to listen!

Jim's story about his sailing life is definitely worth listening to. It's a wonderful experience to venture with a few stuff on the unbounded ocean. I could imagine how peaceful it was then when the narrator was telling the story. Although there were hard times, It's also motivating that his enthusiasm made his dream come true. Great audiobook!

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  • K.
  • 07-26-21

An epic adventure

This is one of these stories you just cannot lay down. Every chapter leads onto a bigger adventure in the next chapter and there are some definitely hairy situations. Truly an epic journey + I just loved listening to this awesome narrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-25-21

Inspirational and motivating

This is a book that will not just be of interest to the sailing community. It tells the story of one man who's been bitten by the boat and yachting bug.

A glimpse into Jim Whitelaw's life is reflected in this book. His dreams, aspirations, disappointments and achievements are all laid out for all to see. This is a wonderful story that has the potential to connect with the reader through its honesty and sincerity as well as its humour. His Scottish accent just adds to needing to hear more.

Sail with Jim was totally enjoyable from beginning to end. With respect to the author, this book makes me believe in myself more than ever before because it teaches that anything can happen when you set your mind on something- no matter how big or small your dream it may be! This is a must read for everyone.

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  • MRS LJ WHITE
  • 07-17-21

One man and his Yacht

This is an interesting story of one man and his later in life obsession with getting a yacht and sailing. It was well narrated by by a scottish voice artist which is great as the story is largely based in Scotland. Its a good listen for winding down and relaxing. I enoyed it.

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  • Badgers
  • 07-14-21

Oh Buoy!

This audiobook floats my boat!
I really enjoyed sailing with Jim around Scotland, such an easy listen on my daily walks makes me reminisce of my sailing days with my family. Was lovely to hear about northern Scotland being from the south its somewhere i would love to visit. m I love the choice of narrator too. Fascinating story! Must read

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