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As Long as It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey

Herb McCormick

This book tells the story of Lin and Larry Pardey, world-girdling sailors who roamed the planet on a pair of small, engineless boats that they built themselves. They have been telling their stories through a series of best-selling books and manuals, countless seminars, and boat shows.

Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

Tami Oldham Ashcraft

This book tells the story of Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp who set sail from Tahiti only to encounter storms and waves that threatened to sweep them away. Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue.

The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert

Jeremy Evans, Pat Manley, and Barrie Smith

This is a comprehensive handbook for all sailors, whatever their experience. It teaches sailors the anatomy of their boat, how to handle sailing emergencies and offers advice and expert tips that will improve their sailing skills.

A Short History of the Sailing Ship

Romola and R.C. Anderson

This book traces the evolution of the sailing ship from ancient times to the end of the 19th century. It provides detailed coverage of the ships of ancient times to the development of European vessels as well as the technical and cultural factors behind their change in form and function up till the 19th century.

Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800

Margaret E. Schotte

In this book, the author examines more than two hundred years of navigational history of how mariners solved the challenges of navigating beyond sight of land.

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