SailNet Community - View Single Post - Recommended Reading
View Single Post
  #426  
Old 03-13-2012
capt13's Avatar
capt13 capt13 is offline
captain mike
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ft. Myers Beach
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
capt13 is on a distinguished road
Re: Recommended Reading

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surfesq View Post
Yes, I have read all of the OBrian books and loved them.
I would also throw in Sail Trim.
Here are two books I know anyone who sails will enjoy:

A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols
This is the story of the first Round Alone Race. A great read.

His other book, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat is an absolute must read if you can find it. It is a memoir of his transatlantic journey from England to the US on an engineless wooden boat. Sounds boring? No, here is the rub...He finds his recent ex-girlfriend's diary on board, (She was doing everyone in town), and his boat is slowly sinking. It's a train wreck and the best part is that it is true.

I just picked up his newest book, Evolution's Captain and will let you know how it reads.
A voyage for madmen is an awesome book !
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook