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Old 28-01-2016, 15:19   #1
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Please recommend a book

Hi

I've always loved the sea and will hopefully learn to sail this year.

i've read a little over the years but I'd really like to read a good, informative book about the sea, tradewinds, sailing etc

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Many thanks!
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Old 28-01-2016, 15:48   #2
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My favorite book of all time is called The Circumnavigators by Holm. It is no longer in print, but I have seen copies of it scanned online. It's a great collection of sailing stores about circumnavigators before the advent of go fast yachts.

If you can search google, you may be able to read it online.
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Old 28-01-2016, 16:36   #3
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Ahoy, inland! Welcome to CF (Cruisers Forum).

One book I've not had a chance to finish yet but am really looking forward to is "The Natural Navigator" by Tristan Gooley. It's really popular.

Most people who read it either love it or hate it. Either way most of them say it has a lot of interesting content and sound advice for learning to navigate the natural world by both land and sea. It sounds like an interesting read in general.

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Old 28-01-2016, 16:38   #4
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The Long Way by Motessier
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Old 28-01-2016, 16:47   #5
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Several threads on good books already, take a look at these:

The Book Thread

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Non-Fiction Sailing Books
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Sailing Made Easy

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Sensible Cruising, The Thoreau Approach
Sailing In A Spoonful Of Water
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Bob Griffiths
Blue Water: A Guide to Self-Reliant Sailboat Cruising




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Sailing for Dummies. I keep it on board!
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Old 29-01-2016, 09:36   #10
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Anything by Eric Hiscock, Hal Roth, or Peter Tangvald.

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Try : Voyage for Madmen... Absolutely fabulous about the very first solo circumnavigation race. Brilliant...
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My favorite book of all time is called The Circumnavigators by Holm. It is no longer in print, but I have seen copies of it scanned online. It's a great collection of sailing stores about circumnavigators before the advent of go fast yachts.

If you can search google, you may be able to read it online.
The Circumnavigators - by Don Holm - Table of Contents
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I love the three volumes on cruising written by the Hiscocks. Lots of practical advice and well written. I wish I could have met them in person.
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Anything by Hal Roth
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Read Adrift by Steven Callahan.

He "sailed" the Trade Winds about 3/4 of the way across the Atlantic in a 6 man Avon Life Raft after his sailboat hit something and sank.

I believe he was sailing along about 17 North.

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