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Boating books review: Sailing stories and more

herosTom Cunliffe is a sailor to the bone and one of Britain’s most notable nautical celebrities.

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Boating books review: Young and free

BoxWineSailors_3DIt’s hard to not be envious of a 20-something couple parking their careers to cruise and live aboard for a year.

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Boating books review: A grieving sailor’s voyage

Lifelong sailor Paul Heiney bought a Chuck Paine-designed Victoria 38 and set off on one of sailing’s greatest challenges. One Wild Song (Bloomsbury Publishing, $26) is his account of an 18,000-mile, mostly solo sail from England to Cape Horn and back.

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Boating books review: New illustrated take on old whale tales

wreckIt’s well known that Herman Melville’s seminal novel Moby-Dick was inspired by a real-life disaster, which Nathaniel Philbrick details in his book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex.

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Boating books review: Boat project morphs into detective story

rowdyMany sailors know well the legend of Rowdy, a 65-foot New York 40 launched in 1916.

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