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4 Must-Read Non-Fiction Adventure Sailing Books


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Have you dreamed of selling everything, buying a sailboat, and sailing away into the sunset? Maybe you're thinking in a few years I'll have more money saved up, or maybe when I finish taking those sailing courses I've been meaning to get to, or even (our favorite) when I'm skilled enough and have learned everything that could possibly go wrong on a sailboat.

If any of these scenarios sound like you, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. We all have thoughts of when I get enough time or in a few years, I'll be more prepared to sail around the world. That is why we are recommending these top-rated adventure sailing books written by ordinary people who took a chance on changing there regular daily grind into there dream life aboard a sailboat.

Think about it, we are so lucky that these sailors have given us a glimpse into their sailing lives and documented their experiences in exploring the most secluded land that most of us have only dreamed about. Not to mention the realities that these adventure sailors have faced with navigating passage sailings, weather conditions, and boat maintenance.

Maybe some of your adventure sailing questions will be answered like, "Where did their sailing adventure begin? How long was their first passage? What did they provision? How did they plan night watches?". It's easier to get an organized plan together when you do your research to see what has worked for sailors before you and how they solved their sailing problems.

Therefore, learning from the sailors who ventured before us is something that we should consider when thinking of switching up our everyday lifestyle for an adventure on the high seas. Who knows, maybe one day we will be reading a book about your passage sailing adventure.

Escape from the Ordinary by Julie Bradley

Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever by Rick Page (author) and Jasna Tuta (editor)

Off The Grid: How I Quit the Rat Race and Live For Free Aboard a Sailboat by Captain Mark J. Reinhardt

A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean by Renee Petrillo

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