Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper : Lyons Press Maritime Classics, Paperback / softback Book

Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper : Lyons Press Maritime Classics Paperback / softback

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The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words.

Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing. Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. in Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them. He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds.

Approaching Japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in "a high impact debris zone," but his resolve is unshaken. "If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank [me] after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, General Noriega,a tsunami, an erupting volcano, and Typhoon Roy, then it was meant to be."

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 29 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781493035298

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