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Old 10-07-2012, 06:54   #76
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Richard Baum, "By the Wind" [who needs an engine?]
Robert Carter, "Sail Far Away" ["the question we address is not learning to sail, but what the hell you do next"]
Eric Hiscock, "Wandering Under Sail" [the early years in a long cruising career. Vintage stuff!]
Carleton Mitchell, "Passage East" [transatlantic racing. See also Erroll Bruce, "When the Crew Matter Most"]
C.W.R. Winter, "The Run of the Tide: Forty Years of coastal and Channel cruising in wooden boats" [self-explanatory]

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Also, if you're interested in the norther latitudes, Down Denmark Strait by E. Newbold Smith. Can drag on at times, but good info about the coasts of Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Nova Scotia. A little anticlimactic when they finally reach the Denmark Strait, but lots of interesting tidbit about the indigenous communitiest of Iceland and Greenland.
Just picked this one up in a secondhand book store. Thanks for the recommendation. On a similar theme, see also Tom Cunliffe, "Topsail & Battleaxe: a voyage in the wake of the Vikings" [great photos]
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my favorite book, this guy has brass balls.

the incredible voyage , by tristan jones
This guy made everything up ...
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This guy made everything up ...
Not everything
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

OK, how about "Voyage of the Kaimiloa" by Eric de Bisschop. French sailors in the Orient, sailing a junk to Hawaii, confronting Japanese military just before the war, nearly starving to death, building a voyaging catamaran on the beach near Waikiki, and then sailing to Australia, South Africa, and France.
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Not everything
Perhaps 5% fact, the rest is invention.
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May I ask your source please?
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According to Tony Dalton's Wayward Sailor: in Search of the Real Tristan Jones. FWIW.
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Exactly!
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Just finished reading it, enjoyed it.
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

Naomi James broke the all-comers solo round-the-world sailing record by two days in her 53 ft yacht Express Crusader. 1st woman to do it and wrote a great book.
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

I just published a book about my 10 years cruising the Caribbean islands. It's a series of articles about cruising - boat projects, island descriptions, pets on board, passages, singlehanding, provisioning, etc. It's called Island Fever, available at Amazon in Kindle and paperback - Island Fever - Cruising the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands: Betty Karl: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Good luck - hope you get out there and cruise!
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

1) Herb Payson - Highly recommend all of his books – funny and lots of adventure aboard Sea Foam.

- Blown Away
-You Can’t Blow Home Again
-Advice to Sealorn (as per title – very good advices)[/INDENT][/INDENT]
2) Reese Palley's – Unlikely Passages Funny account of his circumnavigation aboard Unlikely – informative and excellent sense of humour.
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

Two free kindle books that I enjoyed immensely were by Jack London and Charmiane London and their cruise around the world on their sv Snark. You can download The Cruise of the Snark and the Log of the Snark from AMazon or Gutenberg I believe.
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Two free kindle books that I enjoyed immensely were by Jack London and Charmiane London and their cruise around the world on their sv Snark. You can download The Cruise of the Snark and the Log of the Snark from AMazon or Gutenberg I believe.
Thanks. I just uploaded The Cruise of the Snark from Amazon at N/C. Looks like a good read.
Amazon don't have the Log of the Snark available on Kindle. I'll check Guttenberg later for this.
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Re: Non-Fiction Sailing Books

Reese Palley: Call of the Ancient Mariner (available on Kindle, currently $9.99)

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Do you think it's time to stow your boat shoes and leave sailing to younger, stronger, and more supple mariners? Don't! As 83-year-old Reese Palley defiantly proclaims in Call of the Ancient Mariner, sailing is the natural sport of the old, the best way to lengthen and improve your life, and the perfect antidote to a society that conspires to restrict the horizons of anyone with a gray hair or two.
Palley believes, passionately, that you can and should keep sailing through your golden years. This book is his soapbox, and his message is eloquent, urgent, funny, irreverent, unapologetic and life-affirming. Older sailors are better sailors, he insists, and supports the claim with a dozen inspiring portraits of modern-day ancient mariners interspersed throughout the book.

Reese Palley is an orator, haranguer, and cheerleader bent on enriching your life, but he is also a first-class coach. With the hard-won wisdom and practical knowledge of one who has been there (and still is there), he addresses your concerns about the physical demands of sailing, safety issues, sailing long distances with a medical condition, preparing for emergencies, and much more.

Call of the Ancient Mariner delivers the encouragement and know-how you need to keep your sea legs under you and enjoy smooth sailing for years to come.

A manifesto for all fellow ancient mariners

"People die these days as much from boredom and irrelevance as from disease. Antiquarian depression is pandemic in America. To help others avoid so depressing a fate, this handbook shares with the reader the experiences of this Ancient Mariner. There are obvious adjustments to be made as physical and mental facilities alter and falter. Herein are tips and tricks to keep you sailing decades after you might have thought you were through with the sea. For a sailor, being through with the sea is like being through with life itself. 'Choose life' and continue to choose the sea."--from Call of the Ancient Mariner
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