Caribbean Cruising: Your Guide to the Perfect Sailing Holiday

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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The perfect guide for anyone who has dreamt of sailing the Caribbean but is unsure how best to go about it. Gibb covers everything one needs to know, offering expert advice on ideal cruising locations, choosing the right boat and equipment, weather forecasts, clothes and supplies, expenses, power needs, health concerns, local legal formalities, and more. After nearly 10 years of continuous cruising with her husband, Gibb writes with the commonsense, down-to-earth practicality born of extensive firsthand experience, which readers will find both helpful and reassuring. John Kretschmer, a contributing editor for Sailing magazine and a successful author in his own right (his Flirting with Mermaids and Used Boat Notebook appear elsewhere in this catalog), provides extra advice and commentary targeted specifically at American sailors planning a Caribbean vacation. Richly illustrated by Gibb's drawings and her husband's photographs, this book has an answer for every question.
 

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The Caribbean offers some of the friendliest sailing waters in the Northern Hemisphere; in this book's introduction, John Kretschmer says it's"arguably the world's finest cruising ground." Experienced ... Read full review

Contents

Canuan Mayreau Union
16
Navigation
22
Equipment
39
Sails
46
Electrical power
52
Plotters
58
Marine environment
59
Fouling
65
The cruising life
93
15 Formalities
113
Security
120
First aid
127
Other health hazards
133
Email
139
Cruising couples
149
Where next?
155

Weather
71
Navtex broadcasts
77
Moorings
83
Appendix
162
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After nearly 10 years of continuous cruising with her husband, Jane Gibb writes with the commonsense and down-to-earth practicality born of firsthand experience, which readers will find helpful and reassuring.

John Kretschmer has been a sailboat delivery skipper for over 25 years and has made over 100 deliveries. He is a contributing editor to 'Sailing' and currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife Lesa and their two daughters.

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