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Overboard! by Michael Tougias
5 people get caught in a raging storm on the way to Bermuda
Probably the most exciting true story I've ever read.
It is truly a book that's hard to put down
Don't read it while at sea or it will make you nervous
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Sailing Technique by H. A. Calahan
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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.
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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.

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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
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Sailing around the world alone, by Joshua Slocum is a pretty good read. A classic
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I just read "A Voyage for Madmen" by Nichols. It was a very sobering read, a real eye-opener.
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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.
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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.
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The documentary is called "Deep Water" and is excellent. It includes interviews with most competitors or their wives if deceased. Well worth watching.
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"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"!
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