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trav365plus 01-04-2014 10:26 PM

What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
What are your favorite Sailing books?

- both fiction and non-fiction.

IStream 01-04-2014 10:34 PM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
Two years before the mast.

sailortjk1 01-04-2014 10:37 PM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
There is already an extensive list on this going back several years somewhere round here.

"A Voyage for Madmen."

"The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst."

captain jack 01-05-2014 12:00 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
the complete sailor, learning the art of sailing by David Seidman ..... this is the book all new sailors should rea, if they read no others
low resistance boats by Thomas Firth Jones
dove by Robin Lee Graham

titustiger27 01-05-2014 12:07 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
A Sail of Two Idiots, Renee Petrillo

an adventure, humor, how to... and one of the most recent I've read. Not sure if the fact it was written by a woman --- who did most of the navigation and helm work of the sailing --- had anything to do with it.

Should point out there is an excellent book thread here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/apps-a...d-reading.html

also --- a small thread, but large lists: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...ook-lists.html

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titustiger27 01-05-2014 12:20 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by captain jack (Post 1273745)
the complete sailor
low resistance boats
the dove


Captain J, have you built your own boat?

capta 01-05-2014 12:31 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
Any or all of Bernard Moitessier's books; he's one of the few who writes more about the sailing, than the places he visits.
"Deep Water and Shoal" by William Albert Robinson. A true classic, up there w/ Slocum's marvelous tale.

jak3b 01-05-2014 01:07 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
I really enjoyed To The Great Southern Sea by William A. Robinson and Return To The Sea.My favorite all time book is Saga Of Cimba by Richard Maury followed closely by The Long Way by Moitessier.

Faster 01-05-2014 01:41 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
Fiction: "Voyage" by Sterling Hayden

Non Fiction: Probably Miles Smeeton's "Once is not Enough"

night0wl 01-05-2014 01:57 AM

Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?
 
Not so much a book, but a log of a voyage.

Check out "Log of the Ithaka"...it was on a couple different sites (boatus and cruising world I think). But very good log of a voyage to the caribbean and back.


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