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Favorite sailing book

Morris The Navigator Fiction
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Favorite sailing book

Good sailing books? Here''s a couple.
Passage to Juneau by Johnathon Raban. A solo boyage from Seattle to Juneau. Personal discovery, cultural and geographic descriptions, anthropology along with a nice description of the passage itself. Love this book.
The Water In Between by Kevin Patterson.
Vancouver Island to Tahiti and back. First time sail.
Both essentially voyages of discovery, similar in some ways to Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Been at least a year since I read either of those, but they are both on the bedstand in the lineup for re-reads.

A while back I read a list of "alltime favourite marine books" and I believe it was Tania Aebi (or Beth Leonard?)who recommended "The Ocean Almanac" as a book that you would always pick up and read. I bought it and yes, it''s one of those books that is filled with so much stuff (info, tales, opinions, trivia etc, etc etc)that I don''t foresee myself having read it all for a couple of years yet. Great for that "want to read some stuff but don''t have time to commit to a whole book right now" syndrome. Read a whole pile then put it down. Read some more. Re-read some sections...... Have not tired of it yet.

Anyway, there''s my 2 cents.
Craig
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Favorite sailing book

As already mentioned, Sailing Alone around the World is my all time favorite... followed closely by The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier about the first single-handed, round-the-world, non-stop race. A couple of others I recently read... Ice Bird about a guy that takes his steel hulled boat to Antartica, Time on Ice about a couple that took their "Joshua" down and wintered over in Antartica...
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Favorite sailing book

"Along The Clipper Way" by Sir Francis Chichester, an assembly of true and fantastic sightings and events from the logs of the old clipperships involved in the China trade and whaling and discovery along the ''round the world'' route the clipperships followed known as ''the clipper way''. A great book and favorite among many shipboard libraries, if you can find it. :-) Well worth the search.
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Favorite sailing book

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty.

This just published book recounts the mutiny but puts most of the emphasis on Bligh''s remarkable sailing feat after the mutiny... 1,600nm in an open boat. Found it facinating.
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