Recommended Reading - Page 33 - SailNet Community
Apps & Authors This forum is specifically designed for authors, designers, and members to showcase their wares. These must be sailing related!!!

 52Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #321 of 537 Old 05-17-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Sailing Technique by H. A. Calahan
JAUDERA is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #322 of 537 Old 05-18-2010
Senior Member
 
mstern's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 749
Thanks: 19
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Racing Through Paradise, and Airborne, by William F. Buckley. Have a dictionary handy. No matter what you think of the man's politics, he was a balls-to-the-wall sailor with a true joy for cruising. And I'm not kidding about the dictionary; the man uses words that I have never seen before.
mstern is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #323 of 537 Old 05-19-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Sail trim

Guys,

From a previous post we have managed to come up with a system that means we don't loose too much speed on our tacks and we have even managed to sort out our tactics for starts! It is now time for me to concentrate on what I am really on the boat to do - pull various colured ropes when told to do so. Or for you more expereinced people man the sheets and trim the sails.

I realise that I do not know enoungh about sail trim and would like a not too technical book on sail trim. I have a preference for more recent books but if there is a classic than I am happy to put it into my library. Hopefully the recommended reading will also discuss the use of tell tales.

I am lucky that the Skipper of my boats wife, and sometimes chief tailer, is the Yacht Clubs librarian so I might ask that the club adds it to the library for all to enjoy.

Looking forwrd to expanding my knowledge.

Ken
Kenif is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #324 of 537 Old 05-20-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Answered me own ?

Guys,

Did some more research and discovered Sail and Rog Tuning by Ivar Dedekam.
Seems to have heaps of piccy's.
Will review and post thoughts.

Also purchased A Voyage for Madmen - based on the first solo circum race.

Cheers and beers
Kenif is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #325 of 537 Old 05-27-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Sailing around the world alone, by Joshua Slocum is a pretty good read. A classic
mattu is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #326 of 537 Old 06-01-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryrlitton View Post
I just read "A Voyage for Madmen" by Nichols. It was a very sobering read, a real eye-opener.
Jerry
I agree. Nichols tells the story well. I couldn't put it down. There is a documentary available through netflix about the chap who tried to cheat. I can't remember the name of it though.
MikeClements is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #327 of 537 Old 06-01-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Guys, 70% thru Madmen and what can I say.

Around the world non-stop in plywood boats!
Wooden boats that leak!
Guys that have never sailed before!

Jessica had it easy.

I've also just downloaded Josh Slocum's book (for free) and will read it this weekend.

Hopefully I will write some more detailed reviews.
Kenif is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #328 of 537 Old 06-02-2010
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 91 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
The documentary is called "Deep Water" and is excellent. It includes interviews with most competitors or their wives if deceased. Well worth watching.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #329 of 537 Old 06-07-2010
Nerd of the Seas
 
SailingGeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
"On Sea Creatures, Nautical Lore & Legend, Master Mariners, Naval Disasters, and Myriad Mysteries of the Deep" by Robert Hendrickson; 1983

Anything by Bernard Moitessier or Vito Dumas.

And of course Joshua Slocum's "Sailing Alone Around the World"!
SailingGeek is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #330 of 537 Old 06-07-2010
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,458
Thanks: 0
Thanked 91 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
"American Practical Navigator" by Nathanial Bowditch
Not real exciting but a wealth of information. Less than $10 at used book stores.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour

Last edited by mitiempo; 06-07-2010 at 11:17 PM. Reason: add
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome