Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - 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. 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.

In sailing a serious ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. International Marine Publishing. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean. Dallas murphy, 000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share.

Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea #ad - 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. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Through his personal stories, navigating the ocean, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.

John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. 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. I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean.

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Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

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Pardey Books #ad - So write lin and larry pardey in this, the third edition of their highly regarded Storm Tactics Handbook. A series of user-friendly checklists will help sailors from the moment they start looking for their perfect offshore boat, through outfitting, and as they encounter their first storms at sea. This has taken them as far north as norway, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, south to Argentina, into the Pacific, twice across the Atlantic, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific.

New material includes: lessons from cape horn an interview with the late sir peter blake, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, on storm survival and heaving-to Heaving-to using a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan s Cloud Adding rudder protection stops Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, deploying para-anchors, and many more have been expanded to answer many questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition #ad - Coast guard rescue swimmer for 14 years, in an unsolicited testimony, wrote: I have been on several rescues and heard of many more that would have been completely unnecessary if the sailboat captains aboard would have. As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to discard the classic methods used to bring sailing vessels of all sizes from vast clipper ships to tiny yachts through amazingly strong winds and heavy seas.

A discussion of the many ways heaving-to can be useful at sea as a way to help the crew keep well rested, to effect repairs, to steady a vessel should outside assistance ever be necessary will convince even those who plan to run before their imagined ultimate storm that heaving-to is still a must know.

With clear and concise diagrams, they proceed to show how heaving-to works and how even the most modern of yachts can be made to heave-to, whether with only sail power or with the assistance of a sea anchor. Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35, 000 miles.

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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook. Blue water sailing this inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life.

You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. Starting with the things you can’t do without―an enthusiastic crew, of course, money―Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, a seaworthy boat, and, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising #ad - . Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, Moderation, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel. Blue water sailing “if you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook. Sailing “every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality.

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The Long Way

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Sheridan House #ad - For seven months, doldrums, gear-failures, the veteran seafarer battled storms, knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness. Used book in Good Condition. The long Way. Then, nearing the finish, moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37, 455-mile journey in Tahiti.

Not once had he touched land. The long way is bernard moitessier's own incredible story of his participation in the first Golden Globe Race, Leeuwin, a solo, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, and the Horn.

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Cape Horn to Starboard

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Burford Books #ad - This is a notoriously difficult and dangerous passage, especially in a boat this size. The long Way. Legendary account of the author's voyage around Cape Horn in a 32-foot sailboat, sailing east-to-west thus the Horn is to starboard, or on the right. Used book in Good Condition.

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Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

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Sheridan House #ad - Outdoor Recreation. In flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the western caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds.

Sailing. Sports & Outdoors. Boating. The long Way. If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank me after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, an erupting volcano, a tsunami, and Typhoon Roy, General Noriega, then it was meant to be. Used book in Good Condition. Water Sports. Approaching japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in "a high impact debris zone, " but his resolve is unshaken.

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The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat, Revised & Updated

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - The long Way. Outdoor Recreation. The essentials of living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Sports & Outdoors. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people, " is now available to all who dream. Read this book if you've ever been gripped by the romantic idea of living on water.

Mark nicholas presents a rich mine of information for potential liveaboards, information he gleaned the hard way as a self-confessed "expert at what can go wrong. Used book in Good Condition. Mark nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success.

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Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Sports & Outdoors. Singlehander andrew evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, tips, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching.

Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. International Marine Publishing. Outdoor Recreation. Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better. Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather Used book in Good Condition.

Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Sailing. Water Sports. The long Way. Boating. It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. From the foreword by bruce schwab the only bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide.

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Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own yacht, this book is packed with practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away forever. Outdoor Recreation.

Used book in Good Condition. Boating. Used book in Good Condition. Water Sports. The long Way. International Marine Publishing. Sailing. Don't even think of buying a boat until you have read this book'. The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal, it goes largely unquestioned This book hopes to change all that.

Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever #ad - Tom cunliffe legendary sailor  and author of The Complete Yachtmaster. Sports & Outdoors.

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At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Sailing. Used book in Good Condition. John kretschmer’s book is as perfectly shaped and flawlessly written as such a story can be. Hurricane. International Marine Publishing. The long Way. You can’t turn away. You keep reading until it breaks your heart. Fred grimm, columnist for the Miami Herald “Once begun, his vivid and powerful narrative is impossible to put down.

Derek lundy, author of godforsaken sea and the way of a Ship “I felt I knew Carl Wake, because John Kretschmer found in him an archetype―an aging sailor with an age-old dream. Jim carrier, transatlantic sailor and author of The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome “A remarkable book, impossible to put down.

At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane #ad - Herb mccormick, sailing journalist Used book in Good Condition. Water Sports. Sports & Outdoors. In addition to being the best depiction i have ever read of what it is like to be inside a hurricane at sea, At the Mercy of the Sea is as moving a story of a man’s failure and redemption as can be found anywhere in the literature of the sea.

John Kretschmer. This book is surely destined to become a classic. Peter nichols, author of sea change and a voyage for Madmen “John Kretschmer has transformed this story of three men on a collision course with a hurricane into a modern seafaring classic.

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Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Adlard Coles #ad - Outdoor Recreation. Used book in Good Condition. This book is therefore a first, original, berthing, highly effective and most important, and providing clever, successfully tried and tested by the author techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat--from sail setting and reefing; to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations; to anchoring, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, and leaving a pontoon shorthanded; to picking up a man overboard; to sailing in fog and heavy weather--and even going up the mast.

St martins Pr. Their boat handling, and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, sail handling, navigation, anchoring, preferably with a minimum of physical effort to conserve energy. Sailing. Sports & Outdoors. At the mercy Of The Sea. John Kretschmer. This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing solo or shorthanded--including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat.

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