A handbook for anyone contemplating an extended cruise - whether for a few months or a year. It includes information on equipping the boat, moving aboard, staying healthy, staying sane, liveaboard maintenance, short-handed voyaging skills, and preparing for passage. It gives up-to-date information on the latest techniques and gear; covers the most important topics of expectations, mental preparation, relationship and personalities.
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"When other boats scurry back to their berths just ahead of the setting sun you want to keep sailing. You want your tracks to be the only ones on a perfect sand beach of a deserted tropical island. You want to see the green flahs, taste coconut milk from the husk, watch the fish dance at dusk, and share a feast with new friends from other cultures. Perhaps you have cruised for a few months along one of the coasts, for a season in the Caribbean, or for a year in the Atlantic. You probably returned relaxed and contented--full of plans for someday. This book can help you get there. It is written for coastal and limited offshore cruisers who want to make the transition to long-term voyaging. I have tried to capture everything I wish I had known when we set sail that June day."
--from the Prologue by Beth LeonardAbout the Author:
Aboard their 37-foot ketch Silk, Beth Leonared and her partner Evans Starzinger successfully completed a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the world in June 1995. Prior to their sailing career, they were international management consultants. Beth holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon. Since discovering the joys and challenges of offshore voyaging, she has published several articles in SAIL magazine, Cruising World, Sailing, and Yachting World. She has also participated in many popular panels, forums, and seminars within the international sailing community.
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Book Description Adlard Coles Nautical, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007707592