Shakedown Cruise : Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes, Hardback Book

Shakedown Cruise : Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes Hardback

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Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience.

Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child already and another on the way - but they were determined to complete an adventurous 18-month voyage from New Orleans to Venezuela and back. It was the voyage that made Calder the yachtsman he is today, a marvellous romp through the West Indies, seeing an unspoilt Caribbean, while learning hard-won lessons from direct experience - troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and most importantly navigating Nada, a yacht that quickly became very much part of the burgeoning Calder family too. An adventure story and a colourful travelogue in one, Shakedown Cruise is a must-read for all who are curious about what it takes to become a cruising sailor or create an adventurous life, as well as those who are just looking to sail along with Nigel and his family.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 16 pages full colour plate section
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781472946713

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