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19 Best Sailing Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Sailing books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best sailing books" and study the top 6 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    3

    The Old Man and the Sea

    Ernest Hemingway

  3. 4

    The Long Way

    Bernard Moitessier

  4. 5
  5. 6

    Maiden Voyage

    Tania Aebi

  6. 7

    Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

  7. 8

    Master and Commander

    Patrick O'Brian

  8. 9
  9. 10
  10. 11
  11. 12
  12. 13
  13. 14

    Two Years Before The Mast

    Richard Henry Dana

  14. 17

    The Proving Ground

    G. Bruce Knecht

  15. 18
  16. 19

FAQ

  • How was this Sailing books list created?

    We searched for "best Sailing books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Sailing books are in this list?

    There are 19 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Sailing books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Sailing books on the internet.

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