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Description - "Yachting Monthly's" Sailing an Atlantic Circuit by Alastair Buchan

It is every sailor's goal to cross the Atlantic - but to complete an entire Atlantic circuit by sailing the tradewind circular route, with the highlight of a Carribbean cruise on the way, is the stuff that dreams are made of. This book is intended for sailors planning to join the Atlantic loop at any stage of the circuit. It is an informative user-friendly guide that will provide the the reader with all the facts, first-hand advice and useful data they need to give their dreams substance. Topics covered include: * modifying a standard cruiser to make the trip * taking on crew - known and unknown * route planning and timings * tropical storms; how to miss them * living aboard - at sea and in harbour * paperwork required for vessel and crew * reef navigation for the Caribbean * gear to work harder for longer * heavy weather strategies * security and crime prevention * disaster management; planning for the worst * tables of costs

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713659986
ISBN-10: 071365998X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 171mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Adlard Coles Nautical
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alastair Buchan

Alastair Buchan began sailing in dinghies on the Clyde nearly 50 years ago and has been sailing ever since. He has been an RYA Ocean Skipper for over 20 years. He is now based in the north east of England and from there has spent his summer holidays sailing his Hurley 20, Mintaka, across the North Sea to Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. In 1994 he took Mintaka on a single-handed circumnavigation of Britain and enjoyed the experience so much that the following year he set out on his first Atlantic Circuit. On his return he bought Margo, a Dockerel 27, and in 1998 began another Atlantic Circuit lasting over 2 years.

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