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    Posted: 22 May 05 at 11:55pm

Has anyone got any sailing books they recommend?

I've recently finished Ellen MacArthur and Pete Goss' books and looking for something else to move on to.

Preferably modern rather than the Aubrey-Maturin type.  Has anyone read Emma Richards book, if so whats that like?  Same for Tony Bullimore and Tracy Edwards really.

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I realy liked te tony bullimore one, I think we have about 3 coppies of it in my house , And I bought my sis the Emma Richards one for her Bday she says that it is realy good but I havent got round to reading it yet. The Tracy Edwards boook is good from what I have read but I havent had time to finnish reading it yet.
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If you like Maritime fiction, then can I suggest Patrick Robinson's books.   Kilo Class is probably the best, but they are all worth a read.  The stories start with Nimitz Class.
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Tracy Edwards book is definatly worth reading, better than ellens in my opinion.

you said that you'd rather something more modern than jack aubrey but alexander kents books on richard bolitho are fantastic especially that earlier ones in bolitho's career.

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Thanks for those recommendations, I'll order them.  Any others?
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I recommend the book about the 98 Sydney Hobart
race (the one with the really bad storm - six sailors
drowned). Not a happy book at all, but very gripping -
and definately makes you aware of how powerless
you can be when out sailing, and how important it is
to regard safety as your highest priority...

Can't remember it's name - but it should be easy to
find - worth a read.
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i have read the emma richards book and i is a good read!!
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just cos u fancy her!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 05 at 9:08pm
yer deffinatly!!  lol  yer only if i had her number!! but it is a good read!!
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