Caribbean Passagemaking: A Cruiser's Guide

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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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

Introduction
6
Coming to terms
16
The secret to your simple passage plan
23
The sea that flows
38
The wind that blows
45
The land that glows
69
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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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