Author James E. Geil’s new book, Sailing a North Sea Pilot Schooner, is an exciting, humorous, and at times frightening collection of anecdotes from the author’s life at sea


Newman Springs Publishing author James E. Geil’s recent publication, Sailing a North Sea Pilot Schooner: My Years Aboard Tabor Boy, is a compelling personal memoir of time at sea and the many adventures he had during his years at sea.

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June 13, 2022 6:00 am EDT

MARION, Mass., June 13, 2022 ( —
James E. Geil, a lifelong sailor and educator, has completed his new book, Sailing a North Sea Pilot Schooner: My Years Aboard Tabor Boy, a gripping memoir of life at the helm of a North Sea schooner. Geil was a faculty member in the nautical faculty of Tabor Academy for 35 years and captain of SSV Tabor Boy for 33 years. He created the school’s Orientation at Sea program and has spent 22 summers cruising the coast of Maine and nine more in Buzzards Bay honing the program.

Geil said: “While many sailing training captains and crew tend to be transient, I stayed with Tabor and Tabor Boy for thirty-five years. The reason for this decision was the opportunity to work with high schoolers to take students out of the classroom and expose them to real-world challenges and experiences!”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Geil’s engaging and informative story combines the anecdotes of his time at sea with technical drawings, an introduction to celestial navigation at sea, and Geil’s advice to his students on leadership, character and integrity.

Geil’s own interest in mechanical devices, particularly boats, was sparked at an early age. Around 1960, he began piloting his grandfather’s handcrafted wooden shrimp boat. His book recounts all the ships he sailed on his way to Tabor Academy and the many adventures, both good and bad, over the years.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can do so to buy “Sailing a North Sea Pilot Schooner: My Years Aboard Tabor Boy” in bookstores everywhere or online in the Apple iBooks Store, at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing:

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Every title produced by Newman Springs Publishing goes through every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution and promotion. All titles are made available in both eBook and print format. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail stores across North America and internationally. All manuscripts of all genres are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the required criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

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