Caribbean Passagemaking: A Cruiser's Guide

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
The chain of islands from the Virgins through to the southern Caribbean is considered one of the most desirable tropical cruising grounds for any sailor. It can be sailed in comfort and confidence with only one language, just one currency, a modicum of weather forecasting, and an ability to spot weather windows. This book is an entertaining mine of information for the sun-soaked passage planner as well as the dreamer back home. Here is the full, vital background to help skipper and crew enjoy sailing the region. Topics include: how to achieve easier passagemaking and sail in comfort; which are the safe and easy harbors; how to spot the weather windows; prevailing winds and currents; ideal equipment for Caribbean waters; and a wealth of practical, down-to-earth hints and tips.
 

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
17
Section 3
96
Section 4
96
Section 5
96
Section 6
96
Section 7
96
Section 8
96
Section 10
123
Section 11
133
Section 12
177
Section 13
190
Section 14
200
Section 15
201
Section 16
202
Section 17
204

Section 9
96

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About the author (2004)

In 1985 Les Weatheritt bought Petronella with the intent of trying an ocean voyage. After crossing the Atlantic, he travelled to Scandinavia, Spain, and finally the Caribbean, where he remains today.

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