The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising. Second Edition
The Voyager’s Handbook: The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising. Second Edition
By Beth A. Leonard International Marine, Camden, Maine/McGraw Hill
She explains to would-be voyagers that “Voyaging is not even primarily about sailing ... voyaging is a way of life.” This humanistic approach to the offshore life can be seen in her choice for a first chapter titled “Your Crew” that focuses on the fundamental need for an enthusiastic and willing crew in order to succeed. Alongside a willing crew, a sturdy boat and a bit of money are the basics for getting started. The multiple tables scattered throughout the handbook distill the immense quantity of information from a comparison of on-board weather resources to provisioning by type of port.
As a resource, The Voyager’s Handbook is a must. It’s great for reading on a long passage, excellent for cross referencing anytime and a must for the new life of a bluewater sailor.