Sailing Alone Around the World

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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum “Sailing Alone Around the World” by Joshua Slocum is probably the most famous circumnavigation story ever written. Truly a classic, and a must read for anyone considering long distance cruising. Even a landlubber looking for an adventure story would enjoy the tale about the first man to circumnavigate the world alone at the end of the 19th century. No motor, no electricity, and no companion. Not even a pet. The gales, the calms, the grounding, the attacks, and the beauty are all described in Slocum’s simple style that is unique. And the …

Book Review: The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge

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I have two boys. They have always been inquisitive. Being on a boat makes kids curious about the world around them. I had a lot of answers, but they had far more questions.  The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge by Chris Dixon and Jeremy Spencer is chock full of answers. If there is a book that every sailor needs it is the “ultimate handbook of nautical knowledge” that has all the ocean facts that you never knew you needed. The prose bounces around from educational to humorous to insightful to familiar.  Sit on the deck with a group …