Must-Read Books for the Offshore Sailor

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photo courtesy of Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo

Every sailor that dreams of going offshore has read stories of those that have gone before them. Some, like those about the voyages of Eric and Susan Hiscock, two of the earliest civilian ocean-going sailors, were truly ground-breaking. And others, by authors such as Vito Dumas and John Guzwell, are classics of seagoing literature.

We have collected our list of essential books for the offshore sailor. These are the stories that we think will endow the offshore sailor with the knowledge and the lessons necessary to face the sea with confidence.

What are yours?

  1. Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss         Captain J.C. Voss
  2. Wandering Under Sail                                   Eric Hiscock
  3. Cruising Under Sail                                       Eric Hiscock
  4. The Logical Route                                         Bernard Moitessier
  5. The Long Way                                               Bernard Moitessier
  6. A Sea Vagabond’s World                               Bernard Moitessier
  7. Survive the Savage Sea                                Dougal Robertson
  8. The Sea is for Sailing                                    Peter Pye
  9. Alone Through the Roaring Forties               Vito Dumas
  10. My Lively Lady                                               Alec Rose
  11. Maiden Voyage                                              Tania Aebi
  12. Dove                                                               Robin Lee Graham
  13. Trekka Around the World                               John Guzzwell
  14. Once is Enough                                             Miles and Beryl Smeeton
  15. A World of My Own                                        Robin Knox-Johnston
  16. From a Bare Hull                                            Ferenc Mate

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