- File Size: 583 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Publisher: Oxriver Publishing (January 31, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01B0OFYNW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Your book is remarkable in how much information you have provided in a short work. Part-time circumnavigation is a good idea and we were crew on Moonshadow of London whose owner was doing just that until the Quest disaster happened. We sailed with him on two legs - one from Panama to Galapagos and the other from Cairns to Phuket. He would join the Blue Water Rally for just a leg then park the boat (Oyster 47) until the next rally in two years time. So the idea of part-time circumnavigation is not new to me.
I made some notes on grammar and content in case you want that: Page 34 I believe the Agulhas current is on the east coast of Africa; Page 38 "cover" should be "over"; Page 41 "one more" is not a hyphenated phrase.
After studying the routes and weather constraints for years to do a circumnavigation, I wish I had read your book first. You have provided a one-stop place for strategic planning and a no romance view of what it takes. I wasn't sure why you devoted so many pages to comparing climbing Everest to a circumnavigation and addressing safety concerns - I don't think the two are similar enough to make the comparison useful for decision making and it's not and either/or choice in life - at least for me.
We were in the Bahamas this spring and found what you say about shipping to offshore places to be absolutely true. Also, when in Bali with Moonshadow we had to get some capacitors for the watermaker motor and DHL came through but the local folks got their cut and delivery was clouded with uncertainty. You offer a very good alternative with airline flights for crew or captain to bring things if feasible.
We don't have kids so can't comment much about cruising with children but my experience has been that they tend to do better than their counterparts in terms of socialization and life skills from the small sample I have been close to with cruiser friends.
I recommend this book for anyone contemplating setting off in a sailboat for either a circumnavigation or just a cruising life so that the romance versus reality of sailing will be clear. The most difficult thing we've encountered has been emotionally processing things like breakdowns and finances and how they must be dealt with in strange environments.
If your dream is to cruise in specific parts of the world for awhile, or really get to know lots of the places you will visit on your travels, this may not be the right book for you because the author often argues why circumnavigating part time is a superior to other cruising goals.
The book clearly lays out the results of the author's research into part time circumnavigation by sailboat, but he has yet to undertake his own round the world trip so the nitty gritty of getting it done isn't included in the book. This means if you are serious about your own circumnavigation, you will probably want to go back to the sources the author sites for more detailed information.
Linus nails it with an understated humor.
One caution though, do not read it to your significant other if you are using the Caribbean as the means to manipulate them into a circumnavigation.
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