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The neglected genre...

Books not on the list:

Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm
by Tony Farrington

The Last Voyage Of The Lucette
by Douglas Robertson

117 Days Adrift (World of Cruising)
by Maurice Bailey

66 Days Adrift
by William Butler

Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race (Paperback)
by Rob Mundle

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Paperback)
by Nicholas Tomalin (Author), Ron Hall (Author)

The Spirit of Rose-Noelle (Mass Market Paperback)
by John Glennie (Author)

World Cruising Routes
by Jimmy Cornell

yes votes for some on the list:

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: 2nd Edition, Revised
by John Rousmaniere

Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing, New Edition
by John Rousmaniere

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual
by Nigel Calder

Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-To for Survival in Extreme Conditions
by Lin and Larry Pardey

Sailing Alone Around The World (Paperback)
by Joshua Slocum (Author)

South: The Endurance Expedition (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
by Ernest Shackleton

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (Boatowners) (Hardcover)
by Nigel Calder

Heavy Weather Sailing, 30th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
by Peter Bruce (Author)

Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
by Steven Callahan

Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach : A Philosophic and Practical Approach to Cruising
by Don Casey

Chapmans (latest edition)

and votes for the bottom of the list:

Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
by Tami Oldham Ashcraft

Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters
by Derek Lundy

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I enjoyed reading the Residence Inn Guest Information Guide

Also enjoyed the literature inside a Tampax box...very academic, and female oriented, but accessible to read....
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Gee...and I thought you'd be all wrapped up in "Plastimos' Guide to Sheep" (G)
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a much better read

Survive the Savage Sea (Sailing Classics) (Paperback)
by Dougal Robertson

This is the skipper's original account of the ordeal later included in his son's version "The Last Voyage of the Lucette".
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I enjoyed reading the Residence Inn Guest Information Guide

Also enjoyed the literature inside a Tampax box...very academic, and female oriented, but accessible to read....
I like to unravel tiolet paper, write a short story then roll it back up - always reading material while on the throne
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I like to unravel tiolet paper, write a short story then roll it back up - always reading material while on the throne

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more sailing books

When done with the Aubrey/Maturin series and hungry for more from the same ere--the Horatio Hornblower books fit the bill. Not as detailed on the sailing side, but great stories and characters, and still the same sailing world. It is like looking at the same world, just through someone else window.
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I enjoyed reading the Sky Mall Magazine on my flight to Boston!!!!

I didn't know they made so much usless **** one somehow wants to buy!!!
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how about some fun reading, J Buffetts, tales of margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant, A pirate looks at 50, and a salty piece of land, come on sailors, this is a law in places
These are some of my favorites! All are a great read while in a tropical place, or while daydreaming of being in one!
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Recommended Reading

Concur on Tania Abei's Maiden Voyage and anything by Nigel Calder or Hal Roth.

I'd like to add 3 classics:

Joshua Slocum "Sailing Alone Around the World"
Francis Chichester "Alone across the Atlantic" and "Gypsy Moth Circles the World"

Despite the solo passagemaker theme, I'm not even close (the nearest I've come is one solo weekend trip down the Chesapeake), but these are all great stories, even discounting their sailor appeal.

Finally, a wild card: "Passage from Paradise" by Helen Smallwood. This one is copyright 1988 and is probably out of print; its not on Amazon.com. I found it in a used book store in Australia and really liked it. Storyline: Brit family working in the Seychelles decide to use their return home airfare money to buy a 'project' boat to sail home when their work contract runs out. Like ALL boat projects, more is required than was expected, but they persevere out of despairation. The book is the story of their journey. around the cape, across to Helena and the Caribbean, then to the Azores and the UK.
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