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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 05 at 6:52am
"To the Baltic and Back with Bob" by Griff Rhys Jones is a laugh...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 49erGBR735HSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 05 at 10:57am

Just had to mention it, but Frank Bethwhaites book is really good- High Performance sailing, gives lots of technical advice plus a lot of personal experience.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote timnoyce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 05 at 11:35am
swallows and amazons? if i remember rightly that has some good sailing in it!
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Yeah, I remember reading that - along with other
sailing story classics like 'we didn't mean to go to
sea' etc...
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The Proving Ground is another good sailing book

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Post Options Post Options   Quote squeek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 05 at 4:44pm
i just read fatal storm by rob mundle is about ''98 sydney- hobart what maxim was talkin bout. iis really good but not too happy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 05 at 6:06pm

has anyone read godforsakensea? its about all the round the world racers who have capsized or dissapeared really worrying.

or seachange by charles dickens great grandson as he sold the house etc to do a clipper race?

2 very very good books

 

lifes to short to sail slow boats!

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winning in one designs, by dave perry is definetly worth getting hold of!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote headfry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 05 at 9:01am
Fastnet, Force 10 is good, so too is 'Total Loss'    - Fatal storm, was also good.

Pete Goss- His account of the famous rescue and race was a  great read.

One book I was a little disappointed in was the one about the lady sailing across the Atlantic at 89  or so years of age. Certainly a change form the high powerd' racing in the southern ocean, type books.

To the Baltice and back with Bob, that was a nice easy read, plenty of  humour

Ellens book was very inspiring.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Yann Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 05 at 10:59am
everyone should own a copy of High performance sailing by frank bethwaite. Its big and scary but fascinating if you get to grips with it. Just dont drop it on your foot.
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