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Old 16-06-2024, 16:36   #1
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Run before the Wind by Stuart Woods if your into a bit of a thriller with some sailing.
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All of Patrick O’Brien’s novels…late 1700s early 1800s British navy, good writing.
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The Shipkiller by Justin Scott
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If you like Napoleonic war novels the original is Mr. Midshipman Easy by Capt. Fredrick Marryat who was himself a midshipman at Trafalgar. Way ahead of his time and the basis for all who followed. A very enjoyable book that seems like it could have been written recently instead of almost 200 years ago.
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C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series.
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Thanks every one, these all seem like great suggestions, and what I was looking for. ��
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Re: Sailing Novels

The Bounty trilogy by Nordhoff and Hall is excellent. Mutiny On The Bounty is the first book in the series. Men Against the Sea arguably is the best of the three talking about Bligh's experience. You might change your opinion about him after reading this. Pitcairn's Island talks about the mutineers' experience.

Captains Courageous by Kipling is great as is Moby Dick and Two Years Before the Mast. The Riddle of the Sands is very good.
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A new novel called PREVAILING WINDS from Blinded Me With Science and One of Our Submarines musician Thomas Dolby is coming out in a week or so. Don't know much about it. But, for $5.99 on Kindle I ordered it as it sounded interesting. It's about the New York Yacht Club's wealthy members and the crews that sailed their huge sailing yachts. Here Thomas Dolby describes the background of what inspired him to write it
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