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3 Weeks Ago 10:28 PM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

"Small Boat to Freedom: A Journey of Conscience to a New Life in America (2004)"
John Vigor

I thought this would be more political and less sailing.. it was less political, a good share of sailing and dealing with crew/family. I liked how there was the sailing thing, you don't think about as sailing... Passports, sneaking Krugerrand out of the country and finding a place to exchange them... or dealing with the coast guard. It was one of the better books I have read in the last couple years
05-31-2015 01:04 PM
titustiger27
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by Dwag View Post
Hi -

I have a book to recommend: mine! Life #6 is the story of a sailboat trip that went very wrong. It happened to me when I was young and stupid, and I have -- 35 years later -- turned it into a novel. The sailing stuff in the book is as it happened. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong on a November trip from Newport, RI to Bermuda. We never made it to Bermuda. Thank goodness for the Coast Guard!

Sorry to toot my own horn - but I can't help it.

Life #6 by Diana Wagman | 9781632460059 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

Thanks,
Diana
shouldn't you toot your bosun whistle
05-31-2015 12:15 PM
grnrngr
Re: Recommended Reading

The two that come quickest to my mind are "American Practical Navigator" by Nathaniel Bowditch, and Dutton's "Navigation and Piloting". I also had a copy of Chapman's "Piloting, Seamanship, and Small Boat Handling", geared more to power boats, but a lot of great info there too. Unless you mean the sight reduction books like H.O. 208 or 211 or 214 or 224 or 248...
05-31-2015 10:36 AM
enjaku
Re: Recommended Reading

Good morning from a blustery Chicago. Is there a definitive book on Maritime Navigation? I've read through this thread and I didn't see one listed. Any recommendations?
eric
05-07-2015 08:01 PM
Dwag
Re: Recommended Reading

Hi -

I have a book to recommend: mine! Life #6 is the story of a sailboat trip that went very wrong. It happened to me when I was young and stupid, and I have -- 35 years later -- turned it into a novel. The sailing stuff in the book is as it happened. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong on a November trip from Newport, RI to Bermuda. We never made it to Bermuda. Thank goodness for the Coast Guard!

Sorry to toot my own horn - but I can't help it.

Life #6 by Diana Wagman | 9781632460059 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

Thanks,
Diana
05-07-2015 10:27 AM
Moonrise
Re: Recommended Reading

A "library" of sailing reads is a wonderful idea! In addition to many of the classics already recommended, I'd suggest three that are a bit different:

Abraham's Bay & Other Stories, by Jack Greer. Stories based on sailing through the Bahamas and Caribbean. Got good reviews from Cruising World and Sailing magazine.

High Wind, by Woodie Watkinson. A true account written by an aging a sailor who became involved in the marijuana trade as a young man. Amazingly candid.

North to the Night, by Alva Simon. About overwintering solo in the Arctic.
05-07-2015 09:31 AM
austinrick
Re: Recommended Reading

Along those lines, the other day I saw reference to Harry Pidgeon's "Around the World Single-Handed: The Cruise of the "Islander" being republished. I went to eBay and scored a used copy [I]cheap[I]. It's a classic that got lost in the shadow of Slocum and Spray.
05-07-2015 02:29 AM
longroute
Re: Recommended Reading

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Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
I didn't see this on anybody's list and I'm wondering how we forgot....
Joshua Slocum's "Sailing Alone Around the World"
Yes, I just thought the same... could it be that most people here are too young to know that book?

I've read it three times (at different stages of my life) and I always enjoyed it immensely.
IMHO the best book ever written on sailing.
05-07-2015 01:01 AM
JackandJude
Re: Recommended Reading

As authors we should mention our books;

the Practical Boat Tips has helped many with simple to do solutions based on our over forty years living afloat. It comes in electronic format as well as print.

Our latest reading book, Reflections in a Sailor's Eyes, is a collection of true short stories from around the world raising our two children afloat.

Our other two, Where Wild Winds Blow and Two's a Crew, Circumnavigation of Australia are sailing stories with historical notes centered on Australia. These books a re available in print or elctronic format.

Plenty more information here.
And our Bio here, blue water sailing since 1974
05-06-2015 11:19 PM
openboatt
Re: Recommended Reading

The Boy, Me and the Cat, by Henry Plummer.
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