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By ashgoodman last modified Feb 08, 2018 07:50 AM
Books we recommend

The following is a list of books or publishers we recommend. All are great reads, and some even have special discounts for Noonsite users!

Shooting Stars and Flying Fish: A light-hearted, inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world—a story that demonstrates the rewards of taking risks to follow one's star

Hasta Bananas: From Cockpit to Cockpit ...  Between 1994 and 1998 the Swiss Otti Schmid, a former airline pilot for Swissair with little experience on the open sea, set sail to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Polynesia and Melanesia to New Zealand and Australia.

QUICKSTART Circumnavigation Guide: Proven Route and Sailing Itinerary Timed for Weather: Dreaming of Sailing the Seas? Buy THIS Book First! You’ll feel like you are on YOUR WORLD CRUISE in this overview book for sailing the world, the adventure of a Lifetime. In this non-fiction book, there is enough factual information and detail for readers contemplating their own worldwide sailing adventure. Easy to read, well organized, and entertaining. At the end of reading this book, one could ask,“Do you want to take this trip?” The emphatic answer is, “YES! Let the voyage begin!”

Ocean Nomad:  Noonsite users, use the coupon code NOONSITE to get a 20% discount on this ultimate guide to hitch-sailing. The Complete Atlantic Sailing Crew Guide: How to Catch a Ride & Contribute to a healthier ocean. A 400-page interactive adventure travel guide containing actionable information for anyone involved (or interested) in hitch-sailing. More than a simple adventure story, or even a personal memoir of what the author did right and wrong when sailing as crew across the Atlantic 3 times, the book is a comprehensive look at all aspects of crewing, with interviews of 32 captains and 58 sailors who sailed the Atlantic Ocean for a wide perspective.

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising: This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step-by-step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension.

How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail: More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including this great resource.

Voyaging With Kids - A Guide to Family Life Afloat: The three authors, who have each voyaged thousands of miles with children on board, provide a factual and balanced look at the realities of family life on the sea.

Imray Nautical Charts and Books: Noonsite users can get up to 15% discount from this popular and trusted publisher of nautical resources.

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