Essential Sailing Destinations: The World's Most Spectacular Cruising Areas

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Essential Sailing Destinations explores a wide and varied range of sailing areas, including the multicultural Mediterranean; the havens, rivers, and bays of America's East Coast; and the balmy seas of Australasia and the Indian Ocean, peppered with some of the world's most stunning archipelagos.

Each entry includes a locator map and useful at-a-glance information, including best crusing months, local languages and currency. Destinations are rated as to navigational difficulty, ...

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Overview

Essential Sailing Destinations explores a wide and varied range of sailing areas, including the multicultural Mediterranean; the havens, rivers, and bays of America's East Coast; and the balmy seas of Australasia and the Indian Ocean, peppered with some of the world's most stunning archipelagos.

Each entry includes a locator map and useful at-a-glance information, including best crusing months, local languages and currency. Destinations are rated as to navigational difficulty, family friendliness, facilities for diving, shoreside eating, and sightseeing.

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Editorial Reviews

Yachting Monthly
In essence, this is a richly illustrated sailing-specific guide book. The color photos are great and will definitely whet the appetite. But the text entries, which come from some of the world's best known boating writers, will make you even hungrier for adventure....All you need to do is add water!
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Sometimes, when it comes to cruising trips, it's not so much a matter of 'where to go' as it is 'how to get there.' In Essential Sailing Destinations: The World's Most Spectacular Cruising Areas no stone is left unturned, no haven unexplored. Sixteen sailors weigh in on the best places to cruise, including the coast of Australia, the Indian Ocean, Mexico's Gold Coast, Ireland and Scotland. Each entry includes full-color photos of the destination as well as a locator map, best cruising months, local languages and currency. Compiled in a wide hard-cover binding, each destination is rated by its navigational difficulty, family friendliness and facilities for diving, sightseeing and dining. A full index also includes useful Web sites and suggestions for further reading.
Wooden Boat
Each spread covers one destination, giving a short description, photographs, and important details like chart numbers, best cruising times, prevailing winds and time zones. Get this book in your hands, and you'll be anxious to sail away tomorrow.
Booklist
This oversized, gorgeously illustrated hardcover book makes an excellent reference for comprehensive public-library travel collections, presenting a wide range of sailing areas around the world. Arrangement is by global region, including the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic (East Coast), and the Pacific Ocean; each entry is given a spirited textual profile, and each profile is preceded by introductory comments in chart form on such relevant topics as best cruising time, family friendliness, and sightseeing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092813
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 938,208
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Morgan was for 15 years the Daily Mail's sailing correspondent and has written for the Times, Telegraph, and Independent on sailing and travel. Formerly assistant editor on Yachting Monthly, he writes a column for Classic Boat. He has sailed the Atlantic twice, and cruised in the Caribbean, Europe, and Scotland, where he builds traditional wooden boats.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Living the Dream
Navigating in Coral
Sailing with Children
Chapter 1: The Mediterranean
Chapter 2: Western Europe and the North Atlantic Islands
Chapter 3: The Caribbean
Chapter 4: North America, East Coast
Chapter 5: The Americas, West Coast
Chapter 6: The Pacific
Chapter 7: Australia and the Far East
Useful websites and books
Index
Picture credits, acknowledgments
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