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Blue Water Sailing Manual
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Blue Water Sailing is the long awaited update to Barry Pickthall's classic textbook Blue Water Racing published in 1985. The book became essential reading for anyone - owners and crew - planning to race or cruise offshore. Two decades on, the popularity of sailing offshore has never been greater. Events like Chay Blyth's Global Challenge circumnavigation, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's Clipper Round the World Race, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and classics like the Volvo, Newport-Bermuda, Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, Transatlantic and Transpac races are attracting record entries from crews keen to test themselves against the elements. And many more people are selling up and cruising around the world to escape the pressures of their lifestyles. This book offers up-to-date advice on topics as diverse as equipment setting, sails, rig strength, electronic navigation, weather routeing, preparing the crew, boat handling, night sailing, heavy weather tactics, jury rigs and survival techniques and much more.
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Long awaited update to the classic offshore reference work Blue Water RacingAdvice and guidance on techniques and skills for meeting heavy weather offshoreEssential advice for long distance cruisers as well as anyone planning to race offshoreWill appeal to skippers as well as crewWritten by experts in the field of racing and offshore sailing An ideal compliment to the classic Heavy Weather Sailing

About the Author

Barry Pickthall is a former Yachting Correspondent for The Times andcontributor to many international yachting magazines. Contributorsinclude Sir Chay Blyth, Tony Bullimore and Pete Goss and (ontactronics) Raymarine.

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'An invaluable resource of information for anyone considering offshore cruising or sailing in inclement waters.' Sailing & Boat News (August 2007) 'It is very well written It is a bookthat tops anything I have seen of a similar nature.' Sailing Magazine (March 2007) 'For anyone planning their own blue water trip this book can be your aide memoire and guide You would be wise to use this as one of your sources of information. A great reference book and definitely one for the on board bookshelf.' Multihull (May/June 2007) 'An invaluable resource of information for anyone considering' 'The judges said: "This is a seriousl book for serious sailors. Greak information in a great package." ' Bognor Regis Observer

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