Successful Bareboat Chartering-The Essential Handbook for Captain and Crew

9781937654153: Successful Bareboat Chartering-The Essential Handbook for Captain and Crew
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Bareboat chartering is fast becoming the preferred choice among experienced yachtsmen. With bareboat chartering you get all the thrills of blue water sailing without the anxieties and extra work of boat ownership. With bareboat chartering, you plan the trip and you sail the boat. Your chartering organization shoulders the details.
Yet even the most seasoned sailors will benefit from a reminder of best practices and expert tips on everything from grilling a steak off the stern to handling emergencies in foul weather. Successful Bareboat Chartering gives you all the information you need to know in a highly accessible way.
You will learn how to:
- Contact a reputable bareboat charterer
- Pack for your trip
- Sail with children
- Manage lines and sails as you slice through the waves
And, if you are preparing for your first bareboat charter, this book will be your constant companion, giving you confidence to lead and equipping you for many more memorable trips.

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Rod and Bill are a father-son team who have sailed together for forty-one years. They have extensive cruising experience throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.


This book serves as a great companion for the rookie bareboat charterer hoping to gain knowledge and confidence in their skills as a skipper. The exhaustive how-to manuals compliment the concise Best Practices for a well-rounded resource that can help you get out on the water. ---Meredith Laitos, Associate Editor SAIL Magazine

An outstanding book! Rod and Bill have made the principles of bareboat chartering understandable and accessible to those who might not otherwise have the confidence to do it. As a former Navy Captain and member of the faculty of Harvard Business School, I know the value of leadership tools that equip. This is such a book. I heartily recommend it. ---Allan P. Slaff, Retired Captain of the heavy guided missle cruiser U.S.S. Albany, retired member of the faculty, Harvard Business School, and author of A Sailors Story

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