Tropical Cruising Handbook

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9780071440301: Tropical Cruising Handbook

"A rare gem--an instructional book that is as inspiring as it is sensible and comprehensive."

--Cruising World

The only guide devoted exclusively to low-latitude cruising, Tropical Cruising Handbook arms cruising sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to sail the tropics. It includes:

  • Equipping a boat for tropical sailing
  • Maintaining gear in tropical environments
  • Passage making and coral-reef navigation
  • And more

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The Only Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Low-Latitude Cruising.

Tropical Cruising Handbook provides everything you need to know about sailing the world's tropical oceans, including:

  • Weather patterns and sea conditions, generally and region by region
  • Reef navigation, anchoring, and other key tropical seamanship skills
  • Tropical passage planning and passagemaking
  • Equipping a boat for tropical sailing
  • Maintaining gear in tropical environments
  • And much more

"What strikes me most is the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, and the smart, straightforward writing."—Tim Queeney, Ocean Navigator

"An indispensable addition to the cruising yacht's technical library."—Boat Books (New Zealand)

"Will have a permanent home on our boat. . . . Thoroughly recommended."—Cruising Helmsman

"Don't go cruising in the tropics without Tropical Cruising Handbook."—The Islands' Weekly

"Condenses much of the information you'll need into one compact source."—Good Old Boat

Yacht designer and geographer Mark Smaalders has been sailing for more than twenty-five years. Kim des Rochers is a geographer and editor. They live in New Caledonia, where they sail their 35-foot wooden sloop Nomad. Visit them online at www.tropicalcruisinghandbook.com.

About the Author:

Mark Smaalders (Canada) is a yacht designer and geographer. He has written articles on boat design and repair, seamanship, and cruising for magazines worldwide.

Kim des Rochers (Canada) is a geographer who has published articles on environmental cultural issues and cruising topics.

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