"The indispensable crew. No boat should sail without Calder aboard."--Paul Gelder, Yachting Monthly
This handbook shows you not only how to select and equip a boat for coastal and offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it. Covering all this in one volume is a monumental task, one not attempted since the pioneers of blue-water voyaging wrote the first generation of cruising bibles decades ago. Since that simpler, more spartan era, the typical cruising sailboat has become faster and more comfortable, but also more complex. Even as they've made distant horizons more reachable, the marvels of modern technology have paradoxically raised the ante on the entry-level skills required for cruising. Small wonder then that books about boat handling and seamanship have little to say about the special demands of cruising, while books about cruising presuppose a mastery of the fundamentals of seamanship and navigation.
Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbookpresupposes nothing. It sifts through, organizes, and makes sense of the hundred disciplines of the cruising avocation. It will help you through your first coastal hop or your umpteenth offshore passage. Here you will find
Compiling in one volume all the knowledge needed for successful cruising under sail, Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook provides an inestimable service for sailors. There is nothing else like it.
"If you were shipwrecked on a desert island and could choose only one book to help get you off, this is the book."--Patience Wales, Editor, SAIL
The book was well written. It seemed to go into too much detail on serval subjects, such as weather, and became a bit boring. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bryan Kincaid
A MUST HAVE FOR ALL SERIOUS BOATER. This and His other Bible Book. These and Chapmans, and Peggy Hill's book. Are a must for any serious boater.Published 8 months ago by John W. Graham
Very good book, filled with all kinds of info that a cruising couple will need.Published 10 months ago by Darb
A must have for those searching to purchase a boat.....and to have on board.
Full of great information, pictures and presented in an easy to read voice.
if you're cruising the BVIs, this is a MUST have. Made our trip PERFECT! How to approach harbors, where to eat, what to do, phone numbers, times of customs, just everything. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mary Ellen H.