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10-18-2014 03:37 PM
J_Reid
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

I'm currently reading "Sea Trials" by Bourke...great book, but hitting painfully too close to home for me at times.

Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home: Peter Bourke: 9780071821926: Books - Amazon.ca Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor's Race Toward Home: Peter Bourke: 9780071821926: Books - Amazon.ca


10-16-2014 09:17 PM
Aquarian
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Motion of the Ocean by Janna Cawrse Esarey is a hilarious true tale of newlyweds on a honeymoon trip around the globe.

Berserk by David Mercy is the true story of Jar Andhoy, and David Mercer sailing an Albin Vega to Antarctica in search of the South Pole. This story will keep you on the edge of your settee. Lots of excitement and well written.
10-16-2014 08:26 PM
Multihullgirl
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

True or not, I've enjoyed Tristan Jones' books
Early/first edition of Adlard Coles' HEAVY WEATHER SAILING
Alan Villiers' books are good
Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series
Steven Callahan, ADRIFT
Thor Heyerdahl's books
Sebastian Junger, THE PERFECT STORM
Linda Greenlaw, THE HUNGRY OCEAN; THE LOBSTER CHRONICLES
10-16-2014 08:03 PM
SVAuspicious
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Currently this one, World Cruising Routes by Cornell World Cruising Routes (7th revised edition) by Jimmy Cornell
New things are great aren't they?

As Shawn knows I helped Jimmy during the boat show, where he got his copy. I have a whole bunch of copies of World Cruising Routes and Ocean Atlas at boat show prices ($50 and $75 respectively) for anyone that can meet me in the Annapolis area for a hand-off. Any not sold all get shipped back in mid-December.

Disclaimer - Jimmy and I split the proceeds. Jimmy makes more than he gets if you buy from Amazon.
10-16-2014 07:30 PM
T37Chef
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Currently this one, World Cruising Routes by Cornell World Cruising Routes (7th revised edition) by Jimmy Cornell

Fiction, I like SAIL by James Peterson, until about the last chapter, then it got a little silly
10-15-2014 09:54 PM
Raider Curt
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

A Storm Too Soon
09-06-2014 10:13 PM
J_Reid
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

^+1

Everything written by Farley Mowat is worth a read...sailing related or not.
09-06-2014 11:55 AM
Capt Len
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Farley lived in Newfoundland for sometime before he found the boat who wouldn't float. While there he wrote about ' a whale for the killing' .An interesting study touching on human nature. (not so funny) I met him there while looking for a jack boat, but got into GTO's instead .
08-24-2014 02:18 PM
Andrew65
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

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Thanks for the likes on my old post here it reminded me of another book the boat who wouldn't float by Farley Mowat
Could you give a brief outline? I think I've read it, but don't remember the title. If it's the one I'm thinking of, it was hilarious .
08-24-2014 02:09 PM
newhaul
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

Thanks for the likes on my old post here it reminded me of another book the boat who wouldn't float by Farley Mowat
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