Lin and Larry Pardey spent over 40 years cruising on engine-less wooden boats they built themselves. Circumnavigating twice on very round about routes they accumulated over 500,000 miles between them. Their books are chock full of relevent information on everything to do with seamanship, cruising, cooking, provisioning, storm management, you want to learn to cruise you won’t go wrong starting with these books.
Hal and Margret Roth as well as Eric and Susan Hiscock were some of the first to cruise the worlds oceans in small boats and write about not only their experiences but about the skills required to accomplish the feat. The Hiscocks made three circumnavigations on three different boats before age forced them to stop cruising. Hal and Margret Roth were the first to complete a circumnavigation of the Pacific after which they set out to sail around the Horn via the Chilian Channels then they set off around the world. In his late 60’s Hal competed in a single handed round the world race before retiring to Maine. Their books are loaded with information on boats, seamanship, navigation, provisioning and just plain good sense for the cruising seaman