Favorite sailing book - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-22-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
belliegirl2 is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

Its Christmas time and my spouse is asking for my list.

Im looking for ideas on good sailing books. Non fiction maily but quality fiction would still be fun to read.

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-22-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 316
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
kokopelli9 is an unknown quantity at this point
Favorite sailing book

I would recommend The Proving Ground and also Red Sky in Mourning, but if you go to the "search" part of this board and plug in "books" it will give you alot of excellent past choices in many categories.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-22-2004
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,533
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

For nonfiction, try the Nagle Journal. It''s the story (from his journal) of a Revolutionary War soldier who goes to sea on a privateer and gets captured. He ends up in the crew of the British expedition that founds Sydney, among many other fascinaing things. From Chicago University Press, I believe.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-22-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dameware is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

"An Island to Oneself", by Tom Neale.

Wonderful story of a New Zealander who inhabits a remote atoll in the Cook islands.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-23-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
btimm is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

Just finished "An Embarrasment of Mangoes."

Non fiction, about a couple from Ontario tha give up their publishing jobs for a two year adventure sailing the Caribbean. I liked it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-29-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
elhanley is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

For fiction, anything by Ernest K. Gann. Non-fiction, "Seventy North to Fifty South", by a present day sailor who traced Capt. Cook''s explorations, quoting extensively from Cook''s logs and adding his own comments, clarifications, etc. Printed on heavy simulated parchment - a big, handsome book.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-30-2004
msl msl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
msl is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

A few recent sailing favorites - The Riddle of the Compass, Longitude, North to the Night, Fastnet Force Ten, Call of the Ancient Mariner, Evolution''s Captain, and Frenec Mate''s beautifully illustrated "Best Boats", anything about Ernest Shackleton''s voyages, and an old volume of "Peter Freuchin''s Book of the Seven Seas" (can be purchased used at Amazon.com) - reading is such a good way to learn about and admire all things nautical.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-30-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
maxcontax is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

Sailing Around the World Alone, by Joshua Slocum, is the all time classic and a good read.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 12-01-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
JohnTurpin-WWP-19 is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

You might also check out "Koduku" by Kenichi Horie and "Tinkerbelle" by Robert Manwry (sp?). Both are long out of print, but can be found on ebay or at bookfinder.com.

Heck, while you''re at it, check out "Blown Away" by Herb Payson. Oh, and you''ll definately want to buy "Cruise of the Snark" by Jack London.

Sheesh. No wonder I have so many books.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 12-11-2004
dnr dnr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dnr is on a distinguished road
Favorite sailing book

''Close to the Wind'' by Pete Goss.

Doug
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cats on Board slosharron Living Aboard 74 04-07-2014 09:12 AM
sailing schools-vs-seat of your pants learning to sail tybeefolk Learning to Sail 25 02-16-2010 12:50 PM
Classic books/texts EricS. Learning to Sail 29 08-15-2007 07:46 AM
SAILING IN THE AEGEAN OLYMPICYACHTS Chartering 0 11-20-2002 12:54 PM
SAILING IN THE AEGEAN OLYMPICYACHTS Chartering 0 11-20-2002 12:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:51 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.