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Sailing A Serious Ocean

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 9780071718127
Genre : History
File Size : 70.12 MB
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"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure. In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea. Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.
Category: History

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author : Larry Pardey
ISBN : 1929214871
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 58.98 MB
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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them; Lessons from Cape Horn, An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake, Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud, Adding Rudder Protection Stops. Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Offshore Sailing 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Author : William Seifert
ISBN : 9780071705929
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 65.63 MB
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In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Voyage For Madmen

Author : Peter Nichols
ISBN : 9780061868405
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58.49 MB
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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death.
Category: Travel

Flirting With Mermaids

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 1574091646
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 53.50 MB
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John Kretschmer is a writer and sailing enthusiast.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Sailing Stories Ever Told

Author : Christopher Caswell
ISBN : 1592283195
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 86.77 MB
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The best sailing yarns, from Sir Ernest Shackleton and Joshua Slocum to WIlliam F. Buckley.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ready For Sea

Author : Tor Pinney
ISBN : 1574091441
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 85.79 MB
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Tor Pinney is cruising sailor and writer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Used Boat Notebook

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 1574091506
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.39 MB
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John Kretschmer is a professional delivery skipper with over 200,000 bluewater miles.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Across Islands And Oceans

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 1470004615
Genre : Single-handed sailing
File Size : 35.47 MB
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Across Islands and Oceans is the memoir of twenty-five year-old James Baldwin and his epic two-year, solo circumnavigation in Atom, his trusty but aging twenty-eight foot sailboat. Early on and "as broke as [he] dared to be," James determined not only to sail around the world, but also to hike across every island that he visits. His inland forays are unique in the literature of circumnavigators as he finds danger, humor, friendship and romance in places most sailors will never visit. James' story unfolds in his earnest exploration of distant lands and seas, his meditations on the people whose lives he touched, and his greater voyage to explore his own private ocean of solitude. His adventure is not merely an attempt to seek thrills, nor even to tempt death, but rather a voyage of discovery as he set out in the direction of his youthful dreams to meet the life he imagined. "Go seek what you will, where you will, but be a seeker all of your life." -James Baldwin
Category: Single-handed sailing