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Bluewater Handbook: A Guide to Cruising Seamanship

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Bluewater Handbook: A Guide to Cruising Seamanship

 This is the ideal book for anybody who hopes to go cruising but is a little intimidated by the challenges and risks of the adventure. I don't know of any couple better qualified than Steve and Linda Dashew to describe how to go about surviving and enjoying voyaging in a small yacht. The kind of people who thrive on independence, challenges, and careful preparation, Steve and Linda are ideal role models, as well as teachers, for people attracted to cruising in the new generation of lively, seaworthy boats. They started out by reconditioning an old ocean racer, an orphan of outdated racing rules, which they sailed from California to Florida--the long way. They dipped in and out of the Pacific coral atolls and battled Indian Ocean gales along the way, learning from their mistakes and developing the good habits that are the basis of sound seamanship. They then earned every sailor's envy by building and equipping a new "dream" boat, light in weight and modern in appearance but as sturdy as she is fast, on which they finished their circumnavigation.