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Sail Away - How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:08 am EDT

Sail Away is an up-to-date guide on how to realize the dream and go blue water cruising. Each stage of the process is covered, from choosing a boat and handling your shore-side affairs to coping with ocean passages and provisioning in far flung places. There’s advice on funding your adventure, cruising with children and coping with reluctant spouses.

A wide range of options are explored – perhaps you want to explore the Med before returning home, or maybe you have your heart set on a Caribbean circuit. For some the Pacific and a possible circumnavigation beckon – this book covers them all with advice on cruising areas and unmissable harbors and anchorages.

There are charts showing ocean routes, as well as everything from kit lists and recipes to personal accounts of the author’s own highlights from the high seas. A wealth of colour photographs by the author’s husband John Rodriguez bring the dream to life.

At 296-pages, there is a huge amount of information for would-be explorers, but a full index allows Sail Away to be a useful reference as well as an inspiring read.

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