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Voyage Sailing The World

The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising;

More and more people are taking off on their cruising boats for a few months or even a year's trip. After they've tasted the cruising lifestyle, prepared and equipped their boats, and developed some experience, many cruisers begin to dream of voyaging further a field maybe even attempting a circumnavigation. They want and need specific information on how to prepare themselves and their boats for this vast undertaking. This book should appeal to all those who've been buying World Cruising Routes and the classic Cruising Under Sail. This book updates much of the information found in the latter book.

voyage...under a captain whose words may echo in your mind and Dove cover Capt. Joshua Slocum : The Life and Voyages of the America's Best Known Sailor A Sea Vagabond's World : Boats and Sails Distant Shores Islands and Lagoons
Encounters of a Wayward Sailor =There Be No Dragons : How to Cross a Big Ocean in a Small Sailboat Sea Change : Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat
A World of My Own Multihull Voyaging Book Description
Avast there all you Patrick O'Brian fans! Here is a personal narrative of the seaman's life in the age of sail: 18151882, and a classic of nautical literature. Dana was a Harvard student recovering from the measles when he decided it would be more interesting to do so at sea as a common sailor. In 1834 he joined a twoyear voyage rounding Cape Horn to deliver cargo to California. All the color and detail of daily life at sea as well as descriptions of various ports. Rousing! Cold Oceans : Adventures in Kayak, Rowboat, and Dogsled Following Seas, Sailing the Globe, Sounding a Life
Passage to Juneau : A Sea and Its Meanings (Vintage Departures)
From Publishers Weekly
Challenged by her GermanSwiss father, an 18yearold New York City bicycle messenger in 1988 became the first American woman, and the youngest person, to sail alone around the world. In this jaunty account of her journey, she veers between the perils of solo sailing, her relationships with her separated parents and the death of her mysterious mother. Aebi, writing with freelancer Brennan, reveals her lack of sailing knowledge and experience, describes the heavy seas and weather she endured, her numerous problems with malfunctioning equipment, the countries, people and cats she encountered and a sympathetic FrenchSwiss whose boat sometimes accompanied her own. The story is so compelling that sailing enthusiasts will read avidly on to the triumphant finish. Literary Guild alternate; author tour. 
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 

From Library Journal
This is the story of an 18yearold New York City girl and her exciting solo circumnavigation of the globe on a 26foot sloop with only a cat for company. Aebi had little previous experience, so most of what she learned was Amazon.com's Best of 2001
In The Proving Ground, journalist and lifelong sailor G. Bruce Knecht tells the staggering story of the 54th Sydney to Hobart yacht racean annual event that is always an extreme test of courage and skill in some of the world's most treacherous seas, but which in 1998 would become the most disastrous race in modern yachting history.

Although he was already fifty feet from the boat, Brownie didn't have any trouble spotting Glyn. He looked small, and utterly helpless.... Glyn was already having a hard time keeping his head out of the water, and everyone quickly reached the same unthinkable conclusionGlynn was going to die and there was nothing to do but watch.... Steve Kulmar was more shaken than anyone. When he first came on deck, he believed Glyn was looking directly back at him.

Of the 115 boats that started under clear skies in Sydney, just 43 would finish. Six sailors lost their lives, and a further 55 were plucked from the storm after the fleet had been decimated by unforecast hurricane winds and 80foothigh waves.

Knecht's style is novelistic, though measured, with a strong journalistic sensibility marshaling what must have been at times appallingly poignant eyewitness testimony into a coherent account of the disaster. His intended focus is beyond the headlines, and by concentrating on the experiences of a handful of individual crews, The Proving Ground succeeds in conveying the agonies of their desperate, sometimes futile struggles to surviveand offers some insight into what drew them to the sea in the first place, and why so many of the survivors have felt compelled to face it again. Alex Hankin, Amazon.co.uk 

From Publishers Weekly
Inspired by Charles Kuralt's Living Aboard Magazine, May/June 2001
Practical Boat Owner, July 1995
Every publisher who thinks of pushing out a boating book should study this one, and learn from it. It is a paragon, combining entertainment and instruction. No, not overt instruction. As Jim Moore says at the start, he is not out to tell people how to do itsimply to report 'this is what works for us'....All this helpful, instructive material is woven into lively accounts of people and places they encountered in a voyage to the Hawaiian islands from Oregon, and then down the west coast of Mexico. It is not often that one finds a book that is so enjoyable to read, and so replete with practicalities.  

Book Description
This is the story of a twoyear, 10,000mile voyage from Hawaii to the East Coast of the UNited States via the Panama Canal, with a sojourn in the Sea of Cortez. It is in some ways the sequel to the Moore's circumnavigation story, but it is also a From Booklist
The first thing you notice about this handsome book is a surfeit of color. In the mind's eye, the Antarctic is a study in sterile white, but in the Carrs' spectacular photographs, the Antarctic island of South Georgia is brilliant with green and gold lichen and grasses, the bright orange markings of penguins, the tawny beauty of caribou, and spectacular skies. One hundred miles long and glacierclad, South Georgia is the South Pole's oasis, home to 2.2 million fur seals, hundreds of thousands of penguins, the world's largest flock of wandering albatrosses, countless petrels, and two human beings, the Carrs, a couple famous for their sailing prowess and love of faroff lands. Their gorgeous and unexpected photographs, lively history of the island, and personable account of their lives onboard their 100yearold yacht reignite our sense of wonder in nature and remind us that it is possible to live in the wilderness and do no harm. Donna Seaman 

Soundings, December 1998
A magnificent book....[T]he pictures are the best I've seen in a cruising narrative.
Publishers Weekly, April 1980
A realistic portrait of an adventurous, enterprising family, with enough sailing lore to satisfy most bluewater buffs.  

Book Description
In Sea Foam, a 36foot ketch, Herb and Nancy Payson and their large brood of teenage children cruised the Pacific for six and a half years. They experienced a certain a mount of stark terror, but their delights far outbalanced the drawbacks. The result is Blown Away, a kind of Swiss Family Robinson with overtones of the MArx Brothers. The situation aboard Sea Foam may frequently be desperate but is seldom serious as Herb Payson carries his readers to Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and dozen sof... read more From Publishers Weekly
In the psychedelic summer of 1968, as Apollo 8 soared toward the moon and the Democratic Convention crashed in Chicago, nine men tried finally to accomplish the sailor's ageold ultimate goal: a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the world. Nichols (Sea Change) deftly introduces myriad aspects of a voyage that promised Ingram
A stunning account of the 46 month, 30,786mile sailing trip aroung the world make by Hal and Margaret Roth in their yacht Whisper. Sailing, December 1996
...[a] wellwritten account....an unexpectedly personal view of a man's physical and a woman's emotional courage that, when bonded, produced the strength to survive.  

Book Description
After their 43foot schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific. With no maps, compass, or navigational instruments, and rations for only three days, they used every survival technique they could as they battled 20foot waves, marauding sharks, thirst, starvation, and exhaustion.
From Book News, Inc.
Tomalin's reconstruction of Crowhuurst's life & death, now a classic of the sea, is reprinted here under McGraw's International Marine imprint. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 

Sir Francis Chichester
Book Description
From the Publisher
What Are “The Sailor's Classics?” No one meets the ocean on quite such intimate terms as the sailor in a small boat. No one experiences a solitude more absolute than that encountered by longdistance singlehanded sailors like Joshua Slocum or Bernard Moitessier. Since the early nineteenth century, when Byron and Shelley put to sea in their own boats in order to set themselves adrift in nature at its most turbulent and unruly, writing and sailing have gone hand in hand. 

There have been writers who sailed—Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hilaire Belloc, Jack London, E.B. White, William Golding, John Barth, Thomas McGuane, Geoffrey Wolff—along with a multitude of sailors who wrote, from Slocum and John Voss to Tristan Jones and the fatherson team of Daniel and David Hays. After nearly two hundred years, the literature of smallboat voyaging under sail is enormous, and every publishing season sees more additions to the list. 

It is the function of The Sailor's Classics to recognize and celebrate the relatively small number of truly important books in this library. Some have been chosen because the voyages they describe are themselves of unignorable merit; some because the sheer brilliance of their writing demands their inclusion. Most combine in equal parts serious nautical interest with literary excellence. 

As general editor of the series, I am always trying to keep in mind the bookshelves on my own 35foot ketch. A proper ship's library isn't restricted to books with boats in them, of course; I wouldn't happily set sail for more than a day or two without novels by Dickens, Trollope, Evelyn Waugh, and Saul Bellow, and poetry by Pope, Keats, Tennyson, Hardy, Philip Larkin, and Robert Lowell. The big question is which smallboat voyages can stand up in such exalted literary company? Not very many is the honest answer, and half the function of an editor is to know what he must reject. The books that won't figure in the series are as important as those that will. 

We won't be publishing quaint curiosities. Period charm does not make a classic, and though I have a soft spot for, say, Nathaniel Bishop's Four Months in a Sneak Box (1879), and an even softer one for Maurice Griffiths' The Magic of the Swatchways (1932), they won't be found in The Sailor's Classics. Nor will the many salty “yarns” full of the faded yohoho of generations past. Whimsical accounts of family vacations afloat (the obligatory adventure with the dog and the dinghy...) will be left to gather dust in peace. So will all those melancholy solo voyages in which the writers go to sea in order to discover themselves. 

There remain the books whose vigor has not dimmed with the passage of time, whose voice is as alive and meaningful now as it was on their first publication—the books that should be essential reading for every literate sailor. No. 2 in the series is Richard Maury's The Saga of Cimba, first published in 1939; No. 4 is The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst by Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall, first published in 1971. They are perfect examples of what I mean: one a loving closeup portrait of the sea in all its moods, written by a master mariner with an astonishing literary gift; the other a study, by two journalists, of a man who lost touch with reality during the course of the first singlehanded roundtheworld yacht race. Each—in its very different way—is an indispensable book. Each contributes an important thread to the larger pattern in the carpet, which is the great, various, and intricate design of the literature of smallboat sailing. 

The Sailor's Classics will surprise our readers with its richness and complexity. Since Homer's Odyssey, the voyage has supplied one of the classic forms in literature—both as a grand metaphor for life itself in the long passage from birth to death, and as a sequence of tests and adventures. Equally, the boat (and especially the small boat) has long stood as a symbol of selfhood—a fragile ark bearing the j Book Description
From Publishers Weekly
Experienced sailor and Outside correspondent Zimmermann brings readers to a maritime marathon that circumnavigates the globe in sailing ships that travel up to 50 mph. With winning skippers grabbing monthly purses in excess of $20,000 and massive corporate sponsorship (PlayStation, Team Phillips and Club Med were some of the ships in the running), it should be no surprise that the event drew international recognition. Zimmermann elucidates the technical advancements of racing vessels from clipper ships to yachts to today's hightech
John Riise, Managing Editor Latitude 38
...so universal, an Iowa farm boy will enjoy them  so timeless, Blackbeard would have laughed his head off. 

Alex Shoumatoff
This is yarn spinning at its zestiest and most hilarious...Ray Jason is completely unique. David C. Henley, Publisher, Lahontan Valley News
I could hardly put their book down because it was such an exciting read. 

Santana Magazine
New York Times, August 1995
...a literate and absorbing yarn published in 1900 and still in print....His story is a convincing tale of the intelligence, skill and fortitude that drove a master navigator.  This text refers to the  Hardcover edition. 

From AudioFile
Get out your world atlas to accompany Joshua Slocum on an incredible journey in his sloop, Book Description
From Publishers Weekly
With a bankrupt business, pending lawsuits and an audit by the IRS, Henry had plenty of reasons to hit the deck. In 1989 she set sail aboard the 31foot Southern Cross and traveled the world. Eight years later Henry returned to Acapulco, Mexico; at 56, she became the oldest American woman (not the first, as the book jacket erroneously reports) to complete a solo circumnavigation. Over the course of this memoirish travelogue, Henry emerges as an artist, creating original watercolors of the coastal villages she calls home, mounting exhibitions in galleries across the globe and earning enough money to support her sailing. She also develops a deeper understanding of herself. Indeed, Henry may well be construed as a shining example of midlife reinvention, an inspiration to woman wishing to put aside the past in pursuit of a dream. Unfortunately, Henry's narrative lacks the requisite arc and flow of a compelling story. Full of mundane details (including what she ate for breakfast, the contents of her pantry and her latest book selections), the writing feels slow and weighted. Endless laments about her failed business, unlucky love life and strained relationship with her daughter fine fodder for a private diary feel cliched and tiresome when issued for public consumption. Occasionally, Henry peppers the text with anecdotes about the political history of each region, serving to right the sinking ship. Watercolors and b&w photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. 

From Library Journal
Henry, the first American woman to sail 27,000 miles solo around the world, left Acapulco in her 31' sailboat, Southern Cross, on May 4, 1989, and returned eight years later on May 5, 1997. Except for approximately two years intermittently exploring some of the 40 islands and countries en route, Henry spent her time navigating treacherous waters and endured galeforce winds, high seas, equipment and navigation failures, and the constant, frightful prospect of nighttime collision with behemoth... read more
 

 

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