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Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever Paperback – August 12, 2015
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About the Author
Rick Page holds an honours degree in Disaster Engineering and Management and is a regular contributor to Cruising Helmsman magazine. He became a RYA qualified skipper in 2008 and has lived aboard every day since 2007 when he bought his first boat Marutji – a steel Van de Stadt 34 (pictured on the cover). Jasna Tuta is a primary school teacher and a qualified Dinghy Sailing Instructor. She has been living the sea gypsy life since 2010 and has published over 200 magazine pages and 64 radio shows. Marutji was also her first boat. She regularly holds sailing courses and talks in Italy and Slovenia, splices rope to chain like it was string, and makes the world’s best lasagna. No question. They are both living aboard their current boat Calypso somewhere in the Pacific.
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I'm a 25yo competitive dinghy sailor in Australia and give it a 5 star rating not only because I couldn't put this book down but also because a lot of what is explained in the book is Tabu in the sailor's world and would never be addressed in major sailing magazines or websites. It all makes so much sense and I think the attitude and mindset in which Rick and Jasna set sail is the one to have.
'Smiles on deck, not miles under the keel' what a great mantra to have.
Greatly appreciated read.
Why…?? Rick and Jasna (great name) put forth a wonderful overview on the cruising lifestyle and all it has to offer; from thinking about doing it…to dropping anchor in yet another, amazing location. What they don’t do is bore with with the minutiae of each subject. Plenty of time for that later through the other authors mentioned…and more, such as Hal Roth and Peter Bruce. “Get Real, Get Gone” is very informative…and it is entertaining. They DO have a sense of humor.
And Tom Cunliffe says, “Don’t even think of buying a boat until you have read this book.” (Don’t know who Tom is…?? You will…)
Rick and Jasna, with their very relaxed style, provide you with ample information for you to decide as to whether or not you should begin the process of cruising on a sailboat, with the possibility of becoming...a sea gypsy.
I have been a wannabe sea gypsy since I can remember, and this book not only doles out advice on the how to but also the why. I had had it in my cart for weeks before pulling the trigger on it, and wish I would have done it sooner. I already owned Annie Hill's "Voyaging on a Small Income" and have read that numerous times, and this will sit right next to that treasure in equal esteem on any bookshelf I own, on land or at sea. I find it to be every bit as inspiring as that tome, but Rick Page has made the dream seem even more attainable. I may even start rereading it this evening.
"Get Real, Get Gone" is a must read if you dream of living a life with more meaning while freeing yourself from the trappings of "Civilized" society.
Rick, if you and Jasna read these reviews, I owe you two a beer, and hope to make good on that promise in the next few years. Keep it Real!