sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Video Gallery Newsletters

 

Sail-World.com : 'Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Solo Sailors-download free

'Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Solo Sailors-download free

'Lone sailing - the greatest experience of them all'    .    Click Here to view large photo

Andrew Evans doing what he loves -  .. .  
Having the sky, the boat, the universe all to yourself in the middle of an ocean for days or weeks must be the greatest sailing experience of them all...

...watching the great weather systems pass overhead, living with sunrises and sunsets that take up the whole sky, knowing it's all up to you to survive...

If you have a yen to go single handed sailing - or already do it - 'Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Solo Sailors' by Andrew Evans must be the greatest book you could ever down-load, and it's free.


The book covers everything from the mental challenges, to boat selection, heavy weather sailing, self-steering systems, and how to do all those things that are easy when there's an extra hand on board but require special techniques when you're there alone. Andrew himself boasts 3,000 hours of single-handed sailing, and although much of his advice is centred around racing, any solo sailor will find it invaluable.

Here Bruce Schwab, well-known American ocean racer and also a multiple solo circumnavigator, talks about it in a Foreword (nicely adding a nautical tone by calling it a 'Forward') to the book:

I met Andy when he came to help out my preparations on Ocean Planet for the 2004-2005 Vendee Globe. A nice guy and good sense of humor; after all he's Canadian.

In many ways he represents all those who have become successful solo sailors on their own nickel; learning slowly from a mix of hard-earned experience, digging up obscure info, and sharing with each other.

It's not like this sort of experience is falling off trees. While a lot of jabber about singlehanded sailing can be found on discussion forums and the odd magazine articles, this is the first collection of the varied aspects of the sport put together in one place.

It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. It also takes a lot of experimentation and a willingness to be wrong nine times before getting it right on the tenth.

There are many recipes for successful solo sailing; as many as the actual sailors who do it. And there are many different levels of personal priorities. However many, many of the same mistakes are made over and over by those new to the sport, and by those who simply think they have it already figured out.

Most of those mistakes can be prevented by carefully analyzing what Andy has put together.

This is good stuff, and I'm especially glad that he did it, because now I don't have to.
Cheers,
Bruce Schwab


The book is only available through the Singlehanded Sailing Society?nid=82390 by clicking here?nid=82390




by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82390

1:11 AM Wed 13 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

12 Apr 2011  Sailing the Morning Star of Revelation - lucky students
05 Feb 2011  Sailing up to a mooring - practising for MOB

Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,


Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat by Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,


European Odyssey visits Porto by Cornell Sailing,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,














Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,








NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,
















Blue Planet Odyssey - Beset in Arctic Bay ice + Video
European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating
Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure
Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence
Risks to penguin populations continues
ARC Baltic fleet head from Helsinki to Stockholm
Follow these tips when anchoring
Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady
North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits
RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks
Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon   
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott   
Cruising lessons from ocean racers   
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu   
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video   
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video   
RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd edition now available   
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch   
Lobster Thermidor - Making Julia proud   
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas   
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure   
World Odyssey Race - Bringing back the Corinthian spirit   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa   
Blue Planet Odyssey Rally - Raising climate change awareness   
All Points Rally departs this November   
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia   
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.   
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao   
A Mooring in Iceberg Alley   
Boaters urged to speak up on 15%ethanol proposal   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT