looking for advice on books
Hi folks -
It has been about 30 years since I last stepped aboard and helped raise any sails. I am pushing through a new point of my life, and the old dreams are being reborn. I am looking for a bit of advice from those much more experienced than myself. My present plan is to begin reading (again) ... I have noticed that there are many books on sailing and cruising, but I'm hoping that I can get some idea as to what might be the best, most basic books to start with. Soon, I am expecting to purchase a small dinghy (12-15 footer), figure out how things work (with help), and then in a couple of seasons graduate to something like a 22-26 foot daysailer to gain more serious experience. Following retirement (possibly in as few as 10-12 years), I am dreaming of bumping up to about a 41 footer and living aboard, cruising the world, and enjoying some of the more lonely, beautiful places that this wonderful planet has to offer. So, any advice on a first good book? Thanks!