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Sailing Yogi Shares Salty Tales: 20-Years Liveaboard Sailor Makes Splash With A Bestselling Sequel

February 21, 2024

Carole Fontaine has released the second in her bestselling series, S.A.I.L. Above the Clouds. In book 2, subtitled How to Align Your Life, the sailing yogi returns with insights and salty tales from 20 years on a sailboat, tackling the highs and lows of relationships in tight quarters, braving the unknown while surviving sea monsters, storms, sword encounters, and poop deck explosions. The sea-bound heroine saves divers from certain death, develops her intuition, and dives into mystical caves while reclaiming her life by conquering her fears, embracing her authenticity, and discovering what sets her soul on fire.

Each book in Fontaine's four-part series represents part of her signature program, S.A.I.L: Simplify, Align, Integrate, Let GoTM. Readers can replace the New Year’s resolution merry-go-round with an inspiring journey of self-discovery, learn how to tap into the power within, and apply the tools provided at the end of each adventure. Fontaine offers a salty perspective on healing your life and setting your compass towards success and happiness. The SAIL Above the Clouds series taps into the deep dives of Adrift, and merges the spirituality of Eat, Pray, Love with the saltiness of Captain Ron, making readers laugh, cry, and cringe.

SAIL Above The Clouds: How to SIMPLIFY Your Life was Finalist for Book of the Year from Book Talk Radio Club (UK), a bestseller on Amazon for weeks, and sold copies on five continents. Book #2 launched in December at the Soulful Steep in Pompano to an Amazon #1 New Release for 12 days –currently #4 –and was #1 on Amazon Canada for 3 days this past weekend.

Book Event
Fontaine will be presenting her motivational seminar to the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale on February 20th at 6:30 p.m. Recently, Fontaine taught seminars at The Toronto International Boat Show for the 3rd consecutive year. Her books sailed to the Vancouver Boat Show for a special draw offered by Women Who Sail. She travels North America and shares insights and stories encouraging people to discover their inner strength and create the life of their dreams… no matter how unconventional.

The reviews are coming in...

"Carole's book does a fantastic job of inspiring people to live a fulfilled life...I highly suggest it to our readers." – Mike Desimon, Sail Junky Magazine

"A true-life story about a couple that made the decision to dramatically change their lives…Choosing to sail above the clouds is not a dreamer’s quest; it is a survival skill." – Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine

“Carole's books showcase the resiliency and adaptability needed to tackle the unpredictable nature of the sea and draw powerful parallels to the challenges faced in our everyday lives. Through her journey from being a novice to mastering the art of sailing a 20-ton boat, in addition to figuring out her own health issues, she serves as a beacon of strength and empowerment. Her realizations about her own capabilities, reflected in her writings, inspire readers to confront their fears and embrace challenges, whether on open waters or in the confines of their homes. A truly uplifting and empowering writer (and human being).” – Carolyn Delaney, Publisher, Journey Magazine

“Carole is real and shares her adventures skillfully. She is a master storyteller. Even if you easily suffer from sea sickness, enjoy sailing the seas with her, and bring joy into your land-loving self.” – Roslyn Reich, Professor Emeritus, Miami-Dade College, Brahma Kumaris, Hollywood Director (World Spiritual University)

"Great storytelling and such a marvelous escape from all the negative noise out there today. And indeed, a great 'user guide' for steering your personal ship in the right direction." – Dennis P., 360° Nation

“She’s a package full of energy,” and “…so inspiring,” “…really amazing,” – Paul Castronovo’s BIG 105.9 FM Miami’s #1 Rock Station.

The Author
Carole Fontaine is a writer, graphic designer, and student of holistic and yogic philosophies. Her certifications include Mindfulness Life Coach, Meditative Writing, Shakti Dance Yoga, and Reiki Master Teacher. With 20,000 nautical miles under her belt, she has learned the art of navigating the currents of life with ease and grace. She speaks and teaches self-improvement and empowerment workshops on mindset and stress management. She was the publisher of Real Sailors Magazine, a featured speaker at the Toronto International Boat Show, and a contributing writer for Journey Magazine (Maine). Originally from Québec, she spent 25 years in Florida and cruised the Bahamas before sailing to Maine where she currently lives with her husband of 33 years.

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