The Cruising Woman's Advisor: How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life

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For a woman considering the cruising lifestyle, the questions are endless. What is cruising really like? Can I do it? Will I like it? will it be horrible, or wonderful? Longtime sailor and circumnavigator Diana Jessie provides advice to women contemplating short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She gives unique insights into a plethora of women's concerns, including: Why We Go . . . Cruising Roles and Relationships . . . The Right Boat . . . What Do I Need to Learn? . . . If My Partner Falls Overboard, ...

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For a woman considering the cruising lifestyle, the questions are endless. What is cruising really like? Can I do it? Will I like it? will it be horrible, or wonderful? Longtime sailor and circumnavigator Diana Jessie provides advice to women contemplating short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She gives unique insights into a plethora of women's concerns, including: Why We Go . . . Cruising Roles and Relationships . . . The Right Boat . . . What Do I Need to Learn? . . . If My Partner Falls Overboard, How Do I Rescue Him? . . . Learning for Independence . . . Fearing the Weather Ahead . . . Isn't It Dangerous Out There? . . . Medical Preparation and Planning . . . Children On Board . . . Family Issues and Events . . . Staying in Touch . . . Career Planning and Employment . . . Bathing, Hair Care, Skin Care, Clothing . . . Sex at Sea . . . Provisioning for Cruising

To provide a broad perspective, Diana Jessie includes the opinions of noted women cruisers, including: Barbara Merritt, contributing editor of Cruising World magazine; Lin Pardey, longtime cruiser and author of several cruising books; Dawn Riley, noted America's Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor of SAIL magazine; plus seventeen other women, from novices to world-renowned sailors.

Diana Jessie began sailing in 1974, skippering an all-woman's racing crew on San Francisco Bay. She has raced in numerous women's events as well as the St. Francis Big Boat Series, TransPacific, and numerous offshore races. From 1985 to 1992 she circumnavigated aboard , the 48-foot, cold-molded Lapworth sloop she owns with her husband, Jim. They visited sixcontinents and 57 countries, crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. Diana and Jim have also sailed the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Red, and Black Seas, circumnavigated Australia, and sailed the Southern Ocean. In 1997 they were once again cruising aboard Nalu IV.

Diana's articles have appeared in SAIL, Yachting, Sailing, WoodenBoat, 48 Degrees North, Yachting World, and Seahorse. She is the 1990 and 1992 recipient of the St. Francis Yacht Club Mary Grandin Cruising Award and a Senior Race Officer of the United States Sailing Association. She has given seminars on heavy-weather sailing, safety at sea, and cruise management; her specialty is seminars to help women overcome fear and learn to enjoy sailing.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780070319813
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Jessie began sailing in 1974, skippering an all-woman's racing crew on San Francisco Bay. She has raced in numerous women's events as well as the St. Francis Big Boat Series, TransPacific, and numerous offshore races. From 1985 to 1992 she circumnavigated aboard , the 48-foot, cold-molded Lapworth sloop she owns with her husband, Jim. They visited six continents and 57 countries, crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. Diana and Jim have also sailed the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Red, and Black Seas, circumnavigated Australia, and sailed the Southern Ocean. In 1997 they were once again cruising aboard Nalu IV.

Diana's articles have appeared in SAIL, Yachting, Sailing, WoodenBoat, 48 Degrees North, Yachting World, and Seahorse. She is the 1990 and 1992 recipient of the St. Francis Yacht Club Mary Grandin Cruising Award and a Senior Race Officer of the United States Sailing Association. She has given seminars on heavy-weather sailing, safety at sea, and cruise management; her specialty is seminars to help women overcome fear and learn to enjoy sailing.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lin Pardey

Preface

Introduction

Participants

1--The Cruising Life

What Is the Cruising Lifestyle?

Why We Go

Demands and Rewards

2--His Dream, Her Dream, Too

The Raison d'Etre

Cruising Roles and Relationships

Communication Required

Living the Dream

3--Getting Started

Where Do I Learn?

Your Mate as Your Instructor
Sailing Schools
Learning on Your Own

Do I Have to Become an Expert?

What Do I Need to Learn?

If My Partner Falls Overboard, How Do I Rescue Him?

How Can I Go Cruising When I Always Get Seasick?

How Do I Keep the Boat from Heeling?

How Do You Live in Such a Confined Space?

How Do You Manage the Boat on Long Voyages?

What Scares You the Most About Voyages?

How Many Storms Have You Encountered at Sea?

How Often Do You Go Home?

4--A Boat for Just the Two of Us

The Right Boat

A Personal Choice
Sailing Venue

Size

How Does It Sail?

Living Space

Bunks
The Galley
The Head
Adequate Stowage

Boat Gear

Safety Gear

Upkeep

5--Fearing the Weather Ahead

Weren't You Scared?

Gathering Information

Learning to Cope

Steering Clear of Bad Weather

Pilot Charts, a Basic Tool

What Do You Do to Prepare for Bad Weather?

Equipment
Discomfort
Practice

The Silver Lining

6--Pirates and Protection

Isn't It Dangerous Out There?

There Are Some RealDangers

How Do We Protect Ourselves?

Traveling in Company
Carrying Weapons
Attention-Getting Goods Abroad
Other Things You Can Do
My Own Approach

7--In Sickness and in Health

Medical Preparation and Planning

Training
Medical Kit
Medical Records
Health Insurance
Help and Emergencies

Medical Concerns

Seasickness
Menstrual Cycle
Pregnancy
Menopause
Skin Protection

Fitness

8--Children On Board

Infants and Toddlers

Preparing Your Boat
Safety Issues
Health Concerns
Diapers
Food
Social Life

School-Age Children

Education Underway
Health and Safety for Kids on the Go
Food for Growing Children
Quarters for Kids
Getting Along

Adolescents

Health and Safety for Teens
A Place of Their Own
High School and Beyond

9--Folks at Home

Preparation

Communicating After You Leave

Your Feelings

Family Issues and Events

Becoming a Grandparent
Disasters at Home

Emergency Contact

They Don't Want Me to Go

Guilt

10--Staying in Touch

Who Forwards the Mail and Pays the Bills?

Mail
A Deliverable Address

Communication with Radios

Amateur Radio Operators (Hams)

Telephone Communication

Communication in the Future

11--Career Planning and Employment

The Option of Timing

Expectations

Combining Work and Play

When is Recess?

Sabbatical Cruising

Making a New Career

On-the-Water Professionals
Peddling Your Skills

Constraints and Regulations

12--Home Is Where the Heart Is

Your Boat Is Your Home

Boat Units
Great Things Come in Small Packages

Moving Aboard

Selecting the Systems

The KISS Principle
What Are the Choices?

Comfort Comes in All Shapes

I Don't Need It

Your Home Is Your Nest

13--Memories and Mementos

Inventory Reduction

I Might Need That

Keeping Valuables

What's Worth Keeping?

Pick Something Small
Make a Choice

Saving Important Items

Homebase Storage
Borrowed Storage
Safety Deposit Box Storage

New Mementos

Disposal Systems

14--Twenty-Four Hours a Day

A Different Pace

Schedules for Sailing

Standing Watch
Off Watch
Nets
Weatherfax

Time at Anchor

Everyday Life in Port

Destinations

Making Friends
Friends from Home

Will I Be Bored?

15--Woman to Woman

Bathing

Hair Care

Skin Care and Makeup

Clothing

Sex at Sea

16--Making the Most of It

Things to Learn for Independence

Dinghy Operation
Speaking the Language

Grow as You Go

Cruising Skills
Personal Skills

Smell the Roses

17--A Few Words About Provisioning

Provisioning for Cruising

Shopping in Foreign Countries

What's Out There

Foreign Finds

Bright Copper Kettles

Tableware

Stowage

Epilogue--The Voyage Continues

Appendix--Resources for Cruising Services and Information

Bibliography--Recommended Reading for Confidence and Preparation

Index

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