You long to escape the daily grind; buy a boat and sail away. This book will inspire your dreams and show you how to turn them into a reality - be it an extended cruise or years away. Written by a yachting journalist who has sailed away for 8 years; together with the contributions of 100 other blue-water cruisers; there are tales a plenty of what it is like to do it from around the world - west; east; north and south. There is also practical advice on everything from choosing a boat to crossing oceans. You'll be guided through each step of the preparation before casting off on your adventure of a lifetime. There's information on everything the would-be blue-water sailor needs to consider; including safety; communications; children; ocean passages and budgeting. Learn about routes and destinations around Europe; the Caribbean; the Pacific and beyond to help you cruise the Mediterranean or Baltic; cross the Atlantic or circumnavigate the world. Colour photographs and charts will inspire and inform in this essential guide for the 21st century blue-water sailor. Fully updated for 2019 with new sections on visiting the Baltic and high and low latitudes. Contributors include John Ridgway; Jeanne Socrates; Tom Cunliffe; Ellen Massey Leonard; Behan Gifford; Nigel Wollen; Andrew Wilkes; Jane Russell and Jeremy Wyatt.
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