A practical, how-to guide to the planning, preparation and execution of an offshore or ocean passage.
Based on the author's Sailing an Atlantic Circuit, this practical, how-to guide is a helpful and an inspirational book for all sailors considering an offshore or ocean passage. A vastly experienced Atlantic Ocean sailor, Alastair Buchan looks in detail at three specific passages: a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, a passage from the Eastern Seaboard of the USA to the Caribbean, and cruising around the Caribbean itself. The advice is applicable to any other open sea passage and will be invaluable to any would be long distance sailors. Topics include choosing or refitting a boat, insurance, safety, training crew, route planning, watch keeping, weather routeing, heavy weather strategies and disaster management. Illustrated throughout with helpful diagrams, maps, and inspirational photography, this is an essential handbook for all sailors aspiring to make an offshore or ocean passage.
Alastair Buchan has over 50 years' experience of coastal cruising as well as several Atlantic crossings to his name. His first was in a 20ft Hurley and two years later in a 27ft Pockerel.
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