A handbook for extended cruising and sailing in extreme conditions.
by Barry Pickthall
Before you embark on an offshore adventure, whether an ocean race or a challenging voyage, turn to Blue Water Sailing Manual for all aspects of sailing offshore. With contributions from the sport's elite sailors, this tantalizing book offers information on cutting-edge rigs, gear, and techniques including the latest info on sails, electronic navigation, weather routing, crew prep and safety, boat handling, night sailing, heavy-weather tactics, survival techniques, and much more.
Whether you are the skipper or a crew member this book is essential reading before you head out to sea. Packed with breathtaking color photos and instructional diagrams, this will give you the expertise and advice to thrive offshore. Hardcover. 272 pgs. Pub. 2006