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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.