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Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice

Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice (Hardback)

By Heiney, Paul

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Sailing across an ocean needn't be just a fanciful dream. With this unique book it is a workable ambition, provided you have the right mindset. Drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Australia's Ocean Cruising Club, it gives un...matched access to the expertise that those planning to sail an ocean need to absorb. Personal accounts from highly experienced ocean sailors add colour and provide invaluable insights into real-life offshore cruising. Paul Heiney, himself a singlehanded ocean sailor, tackles every issue the would-be ocean sailor needs to consider: - Budgeting, including the type of boat you need - Good destinations and routes - Understanding weather patterns to make faster or easier passages - Pros and cons of singlehanded sailing, as well as sailing with families and children - Pros and cons of ocean sailing rallies - Important but often neglected issues: entertainment, swimming, fishing, cooking - Ways of keeping in touch with home - Dealing with practicalities from afar: mail, bills, prescriptions - Coping with problems that arise: equipment breakdowns, injuries, storms - How to readjust to life back on shore after the end of the voyage Successful, enjoyable ocean sailing is not just about mastering sailing skills, but about developing the right frame of mind to be comfortable and safe so far from shore. It will equip anyone thinking of sailing across an ocean with the level of self-reliance necessary to respond to anything that might happen, and ultimately help them find the confidence that will ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
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ISBN 9781472955395
Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781472955395
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Released 5 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Heiney, Paul
Category Navigation & Seamanship
Travel & Holiday
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 797.124
Weight 962g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sailing, Ocean travel
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly