Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

by John Kretschmer
     
 

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The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.See more details below

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The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.

Editorial Reviews

Miami Herald
Wildly festooned with adventure, romance and outrageous characters.
Sailing
Filled with a myriad of sea stories...all delivered with a wry and self-deprecating sense of humor.
Good Old Boat
I would highly recommend this book to anyone [with] a sense of adventure and romance.
Latitudes & Attitudes
John Kretschmer has an easygoing style that will ingratiate the reader from the very start of this book. It is a look at what a life at sea can mean to a person, and it is extremely well-written and easy to follow. Plenty of good insight into what can be expected when you are out there for days at a time. Consisting of anecdotes from his sailing career, this book is highly recommended for those who plan to go cruising.
Booknews
In logging some 200,000 miles in years of delivering sailboats to celebrities and amidst natural and manmade disasters, this contributing editor to relates his adventures and misadventures. A sense of humor appears to be essential to survival. No references or index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574091649
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/13/2003
Series:
Mariner's Library
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
554,214
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

John Kretschmer has been a sailboat delivery skipper for over 25 years and has made over 100 deliveries. He is the author of Cape Horn to Starboard and Used Boat Notebook and has had articles published in numerous boating and travel magazines. He is a contributing editor to 'Sailing' and currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife Lesa and their two daughters.

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