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Book Review: Sailing a Serious Ocean By Doug Cuming, , 12:37 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Sailing a Serious Ocean by John Kretschmer: Sailboats, storms, stories, and lessons leaned from 30 years at sea. John Kretschmer is a seriously experienced sailor having logged more than 300,000 offshore sailing miles and brings every minute of his time afloat in his latest book, Sailing – A Serious Ocean. ...[more]


Book Review: Sailing - a Serious Ocean By Doug Cuming, 12:24 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Sailing – A Serious Ocean by John Kretschmer: Sailboats, storms, stories, and lessons leaned from 30 years at sea. John Kretschmer is a seriously experienced sailor having logged more than 300,000 offshore sailing miles and brings every minute of his time afloat in his latest book, Sailing – A Serious Ocean. ...[more]


Book Review: Self-sufficient Sailor, by Lin and Larry Pardey By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:40 AM Tue 26 Nov 2013
This book is a reprint of earlier advice, and an update, but don't let that put you off. It is full of ideas and wisdom on how to sail in comfort and safety without large cash outlays, something the Pardeys have been famously promoting for many years. All sailors, whether or not they plan to sail over the horizon, will find valuable insights. ...[more]


Book Review: Self-sufficient Sailor, by Lin and Larry Pardey By Lee Mylchreest, 10:19 AM Tue 26 Nov 2013
This book is a reprint of earlier advice, and an update, but don't let that put you off. It is full of ideas and wisdom on how to sail in comfort and safety without large cash outlays, something the Pardeys have been famously promoting for many years. All sailors, whether or not they plan to sail over the horizon, will find valuable insights. ...[more]


New Zealand bound? or there now? Brand new guide available By NZ Marine/Sail-World Cruising, 9:38 AM Tue 27 Aug 2013
Heading for New Zealand? - or already there? The New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) has published a brand-new information guide and directory for visiting yacht unlike anything else available in the world. ...[more]


Southeast Asia Pilot - don't go there without it By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 5:22 AM Mon 12 Aug 2013
Sailing in South East Asia any time soon? You'll want to acquire this bible, and its latest edition (the fourth) has just been launched in Phuket. The celebration included many of Phuket’s elite captains and core sailors, gathered to celebrate the essential cruising guide, Southeast Asia Pilot. ...[more]


Book of the Week: Trade Winds Foodie By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:35 AM Wed 7 Aug 2013
The title of Rod Heikell's latest writing only hints at this book's content and coverage. Five years ago the author and his wife, Lu, set out on a circumnavigation and the opening part of The Tradewind Foodie is an account of the successive eastbound passages first to the Caribbean and then on through the Panama Canal to the Pacific, Australia and the Indian Ocean. ...[more]


Boat Books' Guide to Cruising Guides By Doug Cuming/Sail-World, 2:32 AM Sat 27 Jul 2013
Boat Books, every sailor's favourite haunt for that sailing book you didn't even know you wanted until you saw it, have put together a must-have: - a 'Guide to Cruising Guides'. The aim of the guide is to help you find the right guide book with the right advice for your sailing trip, whether you are sailing out for the day or doing a circumnavigation. ...[more]


Review: Why do so many Kiwis own a boat but never go to sea? By Voxy/Sail-World, , 4:49 PM Wed 5 Jun 2013
New Zealand claims to have more boats per head of population than any other country in the world. In Auckland alone, nearly one adult in eleven owns a boat. Surprisingly though, as Matt Vance reveals in his coming book How to Sail a Boat, the vast majority never take them out to sea. ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Perfect Passage Planning' by Alistair Buchan By Sail-World Cruising, , 1:47 PM Mon 3 Jun 2013
Planning and carrying out a successful, safe and enjoyable passage is a real art, and this book covers the whole process, from planning before setting off to fine tuning once underway. ...[more]


Book of the Week: 'Perfect Passage Planning' by Alistair Buchan By Sail-World Cruising, 12:32 PM Mon 3 Jun 2013
Planning and carrying out a successful, safe and enjoyable passage is a real art, and this book covers the whole process, from planning before setting off to fine tuning once underway. ...[more]


'Memoirs of a Cruising Dog', sailing on South Islander By Amanda Spottiswoode, Salt Spring Island , 5:48 AM Wed 22 May 2013
In the maze of islands straddling the border between Vancouver and USA, doggie boaters have had to rely on perfunctory walks ashore with their boating owners. Now there's a travel guide for four-legged cruisers in 'South Islander, Memoirs of a Cruising Dog'. The book is as charming and readable as it is useful and cruising sailors everywhere in the world will wish they had the same. ...[more]


Book review: A Thousand Miles from Anywhere, Sandra Clayton By Doug Cuming, Boat Books, 10:14 AM Sun 12 May 2013
A Thousand Miles from Anywhere is a narration by Sandra Clayton of the third part of their sailing adventures, covering their journey across the Atlantic on a forty foot catamaran. Inspiringly for anyone else contemplating blue water cruising in middle age, she and her husband David sail two handed from Madeira to Florida, stopping at the Canaries, Cape Verde Island, then through the Caribbean. ...[more]


Book review: A Thousand Miles from Anywhere, Sandra Clayton By Doug Cuming, Boat Books, 8:21 AM Sun 12 May 2013
A Thousand Miles from Anywhere is a narration by Sandra Clayton of the third part of their sailing adventures, covering their journey across the Atlantic on a forty foot catamaran. Inspiringly for anyone else contemplating blue water cruising in middle age, she and her husband David sail two handed from Madeira to Florida, stopping at the Canaries, Cape Verde Island, then through the Caribbean. ...[more]


Book Feature: Dag Pike's Cruising under Sail By Des Ryan, , 12:44 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013
This is a highly practical book, taking cruisers through all the steps from departure to arrival at their destination. ...[more]


Book feature: 'The Sinking of the Bounty' By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:47 AM Sun 31 Mar 2013
And now, the book - well, eBook. The tragic sinking of the sailing ship HMS Bounty in October last year, which caused the death of one crew member and the ship's captain Robin Wallbridge, made instant world news. This was followed by many analyses by 'experts' and a well-reported formal investigation. The book was bound to follow. ...[more]


Book Review: Tasmanian Anchorage Guide - new edition released By Doug Cuming/Sail-World Cruising, 10:11 AM Sun 3 Mar 2013
Summer and early autumn, the perfect time to be sailing Tasmania, so it's good news that the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania have released the fifth edition of their Tasmanian Anchorage Guide, now with coloured maps of all their recommended anchorages around Tasmania. ...[more]


Happy Hooking, The Art of Anchoring, now in Kindle By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:39 PM Tue 12 Feb 2013
'Happy Hooking – the Art of Anchoring' is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, technique, tying up and rafting, etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - but it's not new. What is new is that the book, the highest selling anchoring book on Amazon, is now available in a Kindle Edition. ...[more]


Book of the Week: The Atlantic Crossing Guide, sixth edition By OCC/Sail-World Cruising, 9:16 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Crossing the Atlantic - it is rumoured to be rough, unpredictable, and there are few places to stop along the way, certainly none around the half-way mark. So choosing the best route, the right time and learning a hundred other tricks can make the difference between a hard slog, or worse, and a fantastic adventure. Enter the Atlantic Cruising Guide, sixth Edition. ...[more]


'Sailing Close to the Wind' - following Phoenicia around Africa By Sail-World Cruising, , 2:16 PM Tue 15 Jan 2013
The long awaited book, Sailing Close to the Wind, about the Phoenicia's 20,000 mile voyage that recreated the first circumnavigation of Africa by Phoenician mariners is now available. The Phoenicia was a sailing craft recreated as a replica of those of the ancient Phoenicias. Philip Beale, as Captain, and his crew made the journey to prove the Phoenicians could have done it. ...[more]


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