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Everyone has responded with some excellent suggestions for sailing education. However, since mwer has only one post and his signature line indicates he's a spammer, wouldn't his question be best worded as: What are good "learn to sale" sites?

Perhaps his marketing plan is to gather links to other popular forums for spreading his spam message - or he could be sincere. To me, this just seems like another one-post wonder.
Could very well be, but I'd rather respond positively, and hope that some others gain from the answers posted in this thread and give him the benefit of the doubt, as he has been far less obnoxious about the one link in his one post than some others I can think of. Most of the real spammers have posted multiple threads on their first day...with far more egregious content.
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thank you sailingdog

thank you sailingdog for your help with the book "The Complete Sailor".
i found it as an excellent book, easy to read, also the huge number of detailed drawings are beautiful and incredibly informative,

A special thanks for your positively post.
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Sailingdog,

I appreciate your input into these forums and have found them to be a wealth of information. Other than perusing thru the forums here, what advise would you give me on reading material for the time I'm going to be "in exile"? I've got two seasons under my belt, have been thru the ASA's first two courses and have been on one 9 day cruise thru the Kenai Fiords National Park. However, it's going to be a long dry season before I get back home and would like a suggested reading list.

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I would recommend you get a few basic reference books that you will find useful and the reading of which would give you a good foundation to build from.

Books on Design, Maintenance and Repair:

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual
The 12V Bible for Boats or Don Casey's Sailboat Electrics Simplified
Dave Gerr's The Nature of Boats
Brian Toss's The Complete Rigger's Apprentice
John Vigor's The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat

Books on Cruising

Beth Leonard's The Voyager's Handbook
Hal Roth's How to Sail Around the World

Basic Marine Reference

Reed's Nautical Companion
Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing**
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship or Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship
Boater's Bowditch

Other books by sailors I'd recommend

North to the Night, by Simon Alvah.
Maiden Voyage, by Tania Aebi
Cruising at Last, by Elliot Merrick
Return to the Sea, by Webb Chiles

This list is not comprehensive, but should get you started and keep you over a dry spell or two. I hope this helps.

** This is in the process of being updated IIRC.
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Thanks! I'll put them on my Christmas List!
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He may be a spammer...but it made me think - I've been reading for weeks and never have posted. When I do (and so this is my first post) I don't want to be seen as a spammer.

Also, I would add the Chapman's guide to the reading list.
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He may be a spammer...but it made me think - I've been reading for weeks and never have posted. When I do (and so this is my first post) I don't want to be seen as a spammer.

Also, I would add the Chapman's guide to the reading list.
Chapman's is already on there...next to The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. BTW, IMHO, the Chapman's is more powerboat focussed, and the Annapolis is more sailboat focussed, but that isn't much of a surprise.
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