This is the reassuring voice of the ocean sailing community. Your big adventure starts here. This authoritative reference brings together practical advice from the world's experts on ocean sailing, drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Ocean Cruising Club.
1 Being on the Ocean ~ a taste of what's in store 2 Where in the World Shall We Go? ~ making plans, and making your choice 3 It's Time to Buy ~ is there a perfect boat for ocean sailing? 4 The Boats They Chose ~ there are any number of craft in which you can go offshore sailing 5 How Much to go Ocean Sailing? ~ ...'all of what you have plus a little bit more' 6 Can the Kids Come Too? ~ you can't leave them behind, but how do you take your kids to sea? 7 Too Old to Go? ~ does ocean-going come with an upper age limit? 8 Keep in Touch ~ ...with folks back home, and with the weather 9 The Complete Engineer ~ be a jack of all trades - and master of them all 10 Look After Yourself ~ keeping well and staying safe 11 When Things Go Wrong ~ sooner or later you'll have a mishap. Why not think it through now? 12 And When It's All Over ~ coming down to earth and hitting dry land
Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster whose ocean sailing started with a voyage to the Azores which led to his participation in the OSTAR, the singlehanded transatlantic race, in a particularly gruelling year. More recently, he has completed a cruise from the UK to Cape Horn and back - a round trip of 18,000 miles of which he sailed 11,000 miles alone. His account of this trip was published in his much-acclaimed book One Wild Song (Adlard Coles). He is a member of the Ocean Cruising Club and currently Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club.
Well-written, well-illustrated and beautifully presented... an A-Z
of ocean sailing... It clearly comes with the benefit of huge
experience and a great deal of careful thought, as you would expect
from a Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club. The third-party
accounts are interesting and enjoyable, as well as being
instructive and very humbling. * Flying Fish *
The book I had been looking for... you feel as though you are sitting in a cockpit sharing a sundowner with friends, exchanging ideas and experiences. If you take a little from each story, you will find yourself well-armed with ideas and that much closer to your dream of crossing oceans. * Cruising Club of America *