The chain of islands from the Virgins through to the southern Caribbean is considered one of the most desirable tropical cruising ground for any sailor, and it can be sailed in comfort, confidence and the admiration of the crew with only one language, one currency, a modicum of weather forecasting, an ability to spot weather windows. This book is an entertaining mine of information for the sun-soaked passage planner as well as the dreamer back home. Here is the full, vital background to help skipper and crew enjoy sailing the region: * how to achieve easier passagemaking and sail in comfort * which are the safe and easy harbours * how to spot the weather windows * prevailing winds and currents * ideal equipment for Caribbean waters * practical down-to-earth tips and hints.
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Les Weatheritt is a research economist who has been trying to get back to the Caribbean since he was a deck-hand on a schooner there at the age of 21. In 1985 he bought Petronella with the intention of trying an ocean voyage. He aborted his trip to the Azores that year after problems and spent the next decade sailing between Scandinavia and Spain. In 1994/5 he sailed the Atlantic with a crew. Petronella is still in the Caribbean and he is in no hurry to sail her back. Les is the author of Your First Atlantic Crossing published by Adlard Coles Nautical.Review:
There's more than sunny beaches to enjoy in the Caribbean. Caribbean Passagemaking: A Cruiser's Guide is a guide to planning a trip through the Caribbean islands when one is in the charge of a ship's path through the islands. For the captain of a small vessel who is planning on taking their friends and family through quite the trip through these tropical isles, with a certain degree of practicality as the focus. With tips on comfort, finding good harbors, watching the weather, and being equipped for anything, Caribbean Passagemaking is a strongly recommended pick that shouldn't be overlooked for any person who enjoys do-it-yourself travel. (Midwest Book Review)
"The word practical keeps coming to mind in describing this book...Take a copy with you and I'm sure it will be dog-eared by the time you return."--Atlantic Boating News
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Book Description Adlard Coles Nautical, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713669780