Families – sailing adventure books
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:17 Written by Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:08
- The Missing Centimetre
Not just a family adventure but the opening may well give you that inspiration you need to get yourself out there. Very well written and presented story of a family with two children taking a year out for an Atlantic Circuit. What makes this so appealing is they talk as much about their thinking and thought processes as much as narrating the sailing or locations.
2. Last Voyage of the Lucette
The updated version of “Survive the Savage Sea”, edited by the author’s son. Excellent read and if a Whale or such likes takes an interest in your yacht, you’ll be glad you read it.
3. A Family Outing in the Atlantic
Not your average middle class family on a gap year, nor you average destination list. An adventurous couple start off as two and become a family on route via a series of unique adventures. Excellent value for money. Check out their top draw website and blog to catch up with the family today.
4. Children of Cape Horn
Rosie Swale has had some adventures, most recently she walked around the world, solo. Although this book is from the seventies and no longer in print second hand copies are around on Amazon. Rosie tells the story of her partner and two very young children taking a small Catamaran around Cape Horn. If you haven’t read it, its great value for money and most certainly unique.
5. Atlantic Children: The True Story of a Family’s Year Afloat, Part 1 and 2.
6. Outrageous Grace
Bit of an odd title but that shouldn#t put you off. Now I have nothing against American writers (this is one) but this is actually very good. The story is as much about getting onto the water against huge personal challenges as it is about the sailing.