"This is the most comprehensive primer on preparing for long-term cruising that I have seen. It is full of hard-won knowledge that is presented in bite-sized digestible chunks. The book will be a great resource for beginning cruisers, and a useful checklist and reference for the experienced." -- Nigel Calder - author of Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual.
"Walt Gleckler has achieved the impossible by bringing together in one manageable volume all one needs to know (and do!) to realize every armchair sailor's dream: to go cruising. In the half century since Eric Hiscock's Cruising Under Sail was published, scores of authors have written how-to books on cruising, but few have dealt with this vast subject so clearly and imaginatively as Walt Gleckler. An instant classic!" -- Jimmy Cornell - author of World Cruising Routes.
From the Author
All About Cruising lays out the steps to prepare for successful cruising-from the initial dream, through vessel selection and preparation, to the attainment of necessary boating skills. A large pool of essential information is common to all successful cruises and this information and the necessary crew skills must be acquired before departure. My hope is that this book will help you start or continue the process of voyage preparation that will lead you to the fulfillment of your cruising goals.