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post #381 of 541 Old 01-06-2011
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I picked up a fascinating book at a 2nd hand bookstore, about a father and son who sailed around Cape Horn in a 25 ft sailboat. The book is called My Old Man and the Sea, by David and Daniel Hays.

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Recommended Read for Offshorers - Little Boat Big Ocean

Another book that you may find enlightening is 'Little Boat Big Ocean' by UK author Alan Rush. A detailed transcript of his sailing log that he made whilst crossing the Pacific in 1979 from British Columbia to San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands and beyond, single-handed in a 21ft wooden sail boat. As well as beautifully detailing his journey and the conditions he endured, it also vividly describes the time he spent working as a Relief Manager of a coconut plantation on a remote coral atoll called Fanning Island. Highly recommended read. Do let me know if you have also read it and, if so, what you thought of it.

The book can be found on Amazon Amazon.com: Little Boat Big Ocean (9781907652462): Alan Rush: Books.

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The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told: A great collection of short stories.
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"Handling Storms at Sea" -Hal Roth. AWESOME Book.
"Adrift: 76 Days" -Steve Callahan
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A sailor needs a bit of humor as well and my top pick, if you can still find it is UNLIKELY PASSAGES by Reese Palley
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"The voyage of the Libradade" and "Sailing alone around the world" by J. Slocum both are exellent reads with some good "seat of your pants" ideas about seamanship.
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I've only read a book called "Racing Rules Of Sailing" or something along those lines. My buddy wants me to join him in some race in Southern California...not sure if I'll be ready by then. I'm going to look at all these books that you've all recommended. Thanks for the help!
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I may have missed this listed in this thread - Sir Peter Blake; An Amazing Life
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Found this on Sailworld.Sail-World.com : 'Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Solo Sailors-download free. Skimmed it and looks worth a through read.
My favorite book is A World of My Own, Robin Knox Johnson.
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