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Sailing Alone around the World Sailing Alone around the World (Paperback)
by (shelved 141 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.14 — 9,468 ratings — published 1899
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The Long Way The Long Way (Paperback)
by (shelved 97 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.26 — 2,549 ratings — published 1971
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A Voyage for Madmen A Voyage for Madmen (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.31 — 4,784 ratings — published 1997
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Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage (Paperback)
by (shelved 75 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.16 — 2,868 ratings — published 1989
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor's Life at Sea (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.01 — 13,312 ratings — published 1840
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Dove Dove (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.19 — 3,232 ratings — published 1972
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Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing (Paperback)
by (shelved 50 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.19 — 831 ratings — published 1980
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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising (Hardcover)
by (shelved 49 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.39 — 227 ratings — published 1998
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Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.13 — 18,013 ratings — published 1986
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Gipsy Moth Circles the World Gipsy Moth Circles the World (Hardcover)
by (shelved 47 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.09 — 1,252 ratings — published 1967
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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship The Annapolis Book of Seamanship (Hardcover)
by (shelved 45 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.42 — 388 ratings — published
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A World of My Own: The first ever non-stop solo round the world voyage A World of My Own: The first ever non-stop solo round the world voyage (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.35 — 824 ratings — published 1969
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Sailing a Serious Ocean : Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea Sailing a Serious Ocean : Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 44 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.33 — 712 ratings — published 2013
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Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1) Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1)
by (shelved 42 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.07 — 53,379 ratings — published 1969
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.14 — 100,649 ratings — published 2000
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An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.94 — 5,220 ratings — published 2003
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Moby-Dick or, the Whale Moby-Dick or, the Whale (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.53 — 524,719 ratings — published 1851
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Hardcover)
by (shelved 34 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.41 — 110,660 ratings — published 1959
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Heavy Weather Sailing Heavy Weather Sailing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.34 — 208 ratings — published 1981
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World Cruising Routes World Cruising Routes (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.30 — 144 ratings — published 1987
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How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.04 — 216 ratings — published 2003
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Sailing Fundamentals Sailing Fundamentals (Paperback)
by (shelved 31 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.94 — 262 ratings — published 1987
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Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.16 — 1,030 ratings — published 1998
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Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 30 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.32 — 272 ratings — published 2013
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New Complete Sailing Manual New Complete Sailing Manual (Hardcover)
by (shelved 29 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.28 — 235 ratings — published 1999
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Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.73 — 4,766 ratings — published 1998
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Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper (Paperback)
by (shelved 28 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.12 — 504 ratings — published 1999
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The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race (Hardcover)
by (shelved 28 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,092 ratings — published 2001
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Kon-Tiki Kon-Tiki (Paperback)
by (shelved 27 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.14 — 21,826 ratings — published 1948
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The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing The Complete Sailor: Learning the Art of Sailing (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.32 — 335 ratings — published 1995
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Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1) Swallows and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons, #1)
by (shelved 26 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.00 — 30,448 ratings — published 1930
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.11 — 110,287 ratings — published 1997
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Close to the Wind Close to the Wind (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.13 — 487 ratings — published 1998
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The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea (Hardcover)
by (shelved 25 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.79 — 1,018,256 ratings — published 1952
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The Riddle of the Sands The Riddle of the Sands (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.63 — 6,373 ratings — published 1903
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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.97 — 67,250 ratings — published 1995
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Treasure Island Treasure Island (Hardcover)
by (shelved 23 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.84 — 454,516 ratings — published 1883
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H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3) H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3)
by (shelved 22 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.43 — 17,460 ratings — published 1973
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The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.05 — 1,387 ratings — published 1970
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Self Sufficient Sailor Self Sufficient Sailor (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.94 — 122 ratings — published 1997
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Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 20 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.46 — 836 ratings — published 2015
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Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin #2) Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin #2)
by (shelved 20 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.26 — 20,644 ratings — published 1972
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Float Plan (Beck Sisters, #1) Float Plan (Beck Sisters, #1)
by (shelved 19 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.99 — 22,424 ratings — published 2021
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Sailing Made Easy Sailing Made Easy (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.07 — 271 ratings — published 2010
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Cape Horn to Starboard Cape Horn to Starboard (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 19 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.23 — 341 ratings — published 1986
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As Long as It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey As Long as It's Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as sailing)
avg rating 4.17 — 295 ratings — published 2013
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The Wanderer The Wanderer (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.87 — 11,972 ratings — published 2000
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Sailing for Dummies Sailing for Dummies (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.97 — 346 ratings — published 1997
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True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World True Spirit: The Aussie Girl Who Took On The World (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as sailing)
avg rating 3.92 — 928 ratings — published 2010
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Van Morrison
“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they'll get high,
On a bluer ocean against tomorrow's sky,
And I will never grow so old again,
And I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain.

- Sweet Thing
Van Morrison, Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics

“One takes what the river offers, both good and bad. The joy of living by running water far outweighs the sorrow.”
Matthew Goldman, The Journals of Constant Waterman: Paddling, Poling, and Sailing for the Love of It

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