Good reads and useful tools for a life on the ocean...
The Bible for any sailors planning a Worldwide expedition. Jimmy breaks down what to expect, when and how to tackle certain stretches of ocean on this world cruising route.
Jackson dead set reads this book every day and even takes it to bed with him some nights as his goodnight read. Nigel has helped us out of many sticky situations and breaks down the workings of the boat in a really logical way that's easy to follow.
How Xanthe learnt to sail! Jackson thrust this into Xanthe's arms many years ago when we decided we were doing this. It breaks down the basics really well and is perfect for someone who has never 'lived by the wind' before, or anyone who wants to deepen their understanding.
Liz spent ten years on a solo sailing voyage throughout the Pacific Ocean. A surfer, sailor and all our good world citizen who writes beautifully and tells her tale of the good times and the bad times at sea. Very relatable and inspiring all the more.
The Story of the father of sailing around the world, Captain Cook. From a humble upbringing, old Cookie boy was one of the first people to show that with a bit of will and a lot of determination, a dream can come true. Particularly interesting for those sailing around the South Pacific as we get to follow his trail and the destinations take on a whole new meaning.
Jackson read this when he was 12 years old and it was the first thing to spark his desire to sail around the world. Jesse was one of the youngest people in history to sail nonstop around the world and he tells his story of bliss, terror and loneliness alike.
This read gives real peace of mind for when something unexpected comes your way and you don't have access to Dr. Google.
Rig maintenance is our religion on Finding Avalon. If you integrate it as a daily part of your life onboard, it really pays its dividends. You just can't bee to rigorous with your rig.