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Not a sailing book but a damn fine read, "HMS Ulysses", by Alistair MacLean. It was MacLean's first novel predating more famous one's such as "Guns of Navarone" and "Where Eagles Dare".
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Twelve pages and how many books?
And not one mention of Two years before the mast. By Richard Henry Dana
I would consider this a must read.

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think the list I ended up with was ~ 200 books and I didn't update it for the new ones on the last few pages - way I see it will take me a long time to read everything thing on the current list.
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think the list I ended up with was ~ 200 books and I didn't update it for the new ones on the last few pages - way I see it will take me a long time to read everything thing on the current list.
Could you post the list?..you would be doing a big favour for all the sailing community. Thanks.
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Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road, published by US Naval Institute Press.

An excellent, and in depth, look at the COLREGs. This volume explains the regs, int and inland, and delves into how courts have ruled in various cases involving oop's. Why that is relavent is because, at least in maritime law, you can never be exactly sure what the law is until it goes to court. Not at all tedious reading and little larger than the COLREGs themselves, in size.
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Twelve pages and how many books?
And not one mention of Two years before the mast. By Richard Henry Dana
I would consider this a must read.

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I'm sure that I can remember discussing Dana with someone a while back. It is not only a must read sailing book but a general must read. He was a bloody fine writer.

Having said that I've just checked it out and you are dead right. At the time I was as heavily involved in another forum as I was this one. I guess i must have mentioned Dana over ther and fogot to to the same here.

Richard Henry you have my apologies.

Matt , thanks for bringing it up.
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One more time - here's an update list, but not all the last recommendations are included - titles with asterisks (*) were recommended by more than one person.

Non-Fiction
**Chapmon Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling by Chapman
*1421, The Year China Discovered the World by Gavin Menzies
*Annapolis Book of Seamanship, The
*Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (ASA 101)
*Best of Sail Trim, The by Charles Mann (or Mason?)
*Boating Skills and Seamanship by USCG
*Boatowners Mechanical & Electrical Manual by Calder
*Complete Sailor, The: Learning the Art of Sailing by David Seidman
*Heavy Weather Sailing by Adlard Coles
*Ice Bird by David Lewis
*Long Way, The by Moitessier
*SEA VAGABOND'S WORLD by Bernard Moitessier
*Voyage for Madmen, A by Peter Nichols
*Voyager's Handbook, The: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising by Beth A. Leonard
*Wanderer by Stirling Hayden
2005-2008 Racing rules of sailing at http://www.sailing.org/
500 DAYS by Serge Testa
6 Frigates - History of the U.S. Navy
Across the Pacific in an Open Boat by Webb Chiles
Adrift by Steve Callahan
After the Storm by John Rousmaniere
Alan Lewrie series by Dewey Lambdin
ALL IN THE SAME BOAT by Tom Neale
All this and Sailing Too; autobiography of Olin Stephens
And The Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi
Ashley book of knots
AT ONE WITH THE SEA by Naomi James
Atlantic High by Willima F. Buckley, Jr.
Autobiography of Alan Villiers
Barefoot Navigator by Jack Lagan
Basic Coastal Navigation by Adlard Coles
Best Boats to Build or Buy by Ferenc Mate
Best of the Smeetons, The by Miles Smeeton - Once is Enough
Best of the Smeetons, The by Miles Smeeton - Sailors Classics
Better Boat Handling- Des Sleightholme
Blue Horizons: Dispatches from Distant Seas by Beth Leonard
Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz
Blue Water by Dr. Bob Griffith
Blue Water Green Skipper by Stuart Woods
Bowditch after it's original author. The bible of marine navigation
BY WAY OF CAPE HORN by Alan Villiers
Capable Cruiser, The by Lin and Larry Pardey
Capable, The by Lin and Larry Pardey
Care and Feeding of the Sailing Crew, The by Lyn & Larry Pardy
Championship Tactics by Jobson
Circumnavigators, The by Don Holm's
Coasting by Jonathan Raban
Commodore by James Bisset
Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual by Don Casey
Complete Sailing Manual by Steve Sleight
Cruising at Last: Sailing the East Coast by Elliot Merrick
Cruising in Seraffyn by Lin and Larry Pardey
Cruising Life, The: A Commonsense Guide for the Would Be Voyager by Jim Trefethen
CRUISING UNDER SAIL by Eric Hiscock
Dan Spurr's Boatbook - Upgrading th Cruising Sailboat
David Gerr: The Nature of Boats
Donald Street's OFFSHORE SAILING YACHT both I and II.
DOVE by Robin Lee Graham
Endurance by Earnest Shackleton or Lin & Larry Pardley?
Essentials of Living Aboard, The by Mark Nichols
EVERYTHING SAILING BOOK, THE by michael and Nikki Smorenburg
Fair Wind and Plenty of It: A Modern-Day Tall Ship Adventure by Rigel Crockett
FASTNET FORCE 10 by John Rousmaniere
Firecrest Around the World by Alain Gerbault
Flirting With Mermaids by John Kretschmer
Flyboys by James Bradley
FORGOTTEN FACTOR, THE by C.A.Marchaj
From a Bare Hull by Ferenc Mate
Godforsaken Sea by Derek Lundy
Gone to come back by Jan De Groot
Gpysy Life by Clare Allard
Gypsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester
Handbook of Knots, The by Des Pawson
High Performance Sailing, by Frank Bethwaite
Hornblower series by C.S. Forester
How to Sail Around The World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail by Hal Roth
ICE by Tristan Jones
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Incredible Voyage, The by Tristan Jones
Kontiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Longitude by Dava Sobel
Loss of the Ship Essex, The by ? (moby dick boat)
Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi
MASTER OF THE MOVING SEA by Gladys Gowlland
MATE IN SAIL by James Gaby
Modern Cruising Under Sail by Don Dodds
Modern Wooden Yacht Construction by John Guzzwell
No shoes allowed by Jan De Groot
Ocean Sailing Yacht by Don Street
Old Glory by Jonathan Raban
Once is Enough by Miles Smeeton
ONCE IS ENOUGH by Myles and Beryl Smeeton
ONE HAND FOR YOURSELF, ONE FOR THE SHIP by Tristan Jones
OPEN BOAT: ACROSS THE PACIFIC by Webb Chiles
Over the Edge of the World -- Magellan's Discovery
Oxford's Companion to ships and the Sea- Kemp- Reference
Passage to Juneau by Jonathan Raban
Pirate Hunter about William Kidd
Plot Your Course to Adventure by Roger Olson
Principles of Yacht Design byAdlard Coles
Racing with Cornelius Shields and the Masters...by Cornelius Shields
Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft
Rounding the Horn by Dallas Murphy
Royce's Sailing Illustrated
SAGA OF A WAYWARD SAILOR by Tristan Jones
Saga of the Cimba by Richard Maury
Sail Ho by James Bisset
Sail in a day by George O'day
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
Sailing fundamentals by Gary Jobson
Sailing in a Spoonful of Water by Joe Coomer
Sailing Life, The by Bob Bitchin
Sailing the Pacific by Miles Hordern
Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat by Peter Nichols
Sea of Glory - U.S. Exploration Expedition in the 1800's
SEAWORTHINESS by C.A.Marchaj
Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear by John Vigor
Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach by Don Casey and Lew Hackler
SERAFIN by Lin and Larry Pardey?
SHACKELTON'S BOAT JOURNEY by E.F. Middleton
Singlehanded Sailing: The Experiences and Techniques of the Lone Voyagers by Richard Henderson
Song of the Sirens by Ernest Gann
Sons of Sinbad by Alan Villiers
SOPRANINO by Colin Mudie and Patrick Ellam
Storm Tactics Handbook by Lin and Larry Pardey
Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, the by 2 British Columnists
Taking on the World by Ellen MacArthur
Tamata and the Alliance by Bernard Montessier
Temple of the Wind by Christopher Pastore
The Cruising Handbook by Nigel Calder
The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis
THE OCEAN WAITS by Webb Chiles
THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE: *A Story of the Sea by Hammond Innes
There be no Dragons by Reece Palley
This Old Boat by Don Casey
Tinkerbelle by Robert Manry
TITLE UNKNOWN by Robin Knox-Johnson
To Rule the Waves by Arthur Herman
Total Loss by Jack H Coote
Tramps & Ladies by James Bisset
Trekka Round The World by John Guzzwell
TWO AGAINST CAPE HORN, Hal Roth
Undersatanding the Racing Rules by Dave Perry
Unforgiving Sea, The by J. E. McDonnell
Unlikely Passages by Reese Palley
Used Boat Notebook by John Kretschmer
Voyage by Stirling Hayden
VOYAGING THE PACIFIC by Miles Horden
Way of the Ship, The by Lundy
We Followed Odysseus by Hal Roth
Where is Joe Merchant by J Buffett
World's best Sailboats by Ferenc Mate


Fiction
*Cape Horn: The Logical Route by Moitessier
*Sailing to the Reefs by Moitessier
*Tamata and the Alliance by Moitessier
*The Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER based on Lord's book
A Twist of Sand by Erskine Childers
Bolitho series by Kent
Bretheren of the Coast series by James Nelson
Civil War series by James Nelson
Caine Mutinty, The by Herman Wouk
Captain's Corageous by Rudyard Kipling
Come Hell or High Water by Claire Francis
Come Wind or Weather by Claire Francis
Cruel Sea, The by Nicholas Monsarrat
Desparate Voyage by John Caldwell
Dirk Pitt books by Clive Cussler
Dirk Pitt Revealed by Clive Cussler
Fire And Ice by Paul Garrison
First you have to row a little boat by Richard Bode
From a Bare Hull
Ghost Sea by Ferenc Mate
J D Sleightholme's books
Landfall by Tony Gibbs
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
My Old Man and the Sea by David & Daniel Hays
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Outer Bridge Reach by Robert Stone
Perfect Storm, the by ?
Red Sky At Morning by Paul Garrison
Revolution at Sea saga by James Nelson
Riddle of the Sands, The by Erskine Childers
Running Fix by Tony Gibbs
Sea Officer William Bentley, The series, by Jan Needle - A Fine Boy for Killing
Sea Officer William Bentley, The series, by Jan Needle - the Sea Nymph
Sea Wolf by Jack London
Sharpe series (Masterpiece Theater) by Bernard Cornwall
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransom
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Artemis
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Mutiny and Quarterdeck
The Kidd series by Julian Stockwin - Seaflower
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Twilight of the Gods by Ernest Gann
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
VOYAGE by Stirling Hayden
Voyage of the Snark by Jack London
WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA, Arthur Ransome
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Hornblower to be utter rubbish.
*hands on hips*

You BEAST, You BEAST, You BEAST!!

joking aside though, i am really shocked that Hornblower was mentioned only five times, four just in passing, and the *ahem* above. the Hornblower series kept my family going on our pacific milk run.

Moitessier without a doubt, especially The Logical Route.

While not the best written, i did like John Neal's Log of the Mahina.

Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick was uneven, but strangely compelling.

(and TDW? Hal Roth is a blow hard <grin>)

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Sorry, just noticed this, but 'Desperate Voyage' by John Calder is Non-Fiction, not Fiction.

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