There Be No Dragons: How to Cross a Big Ocean in a Small Sailboat

There Be No Dragons: How to Cross a Big Ocean in a Small Sailboat

by Reese Palley
     
 

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This book is written in the hope that those timid of the deep oceans might have fears allayed and thus be encouraged to set sail across the wine dark seas of the world. Reese Palley, by his own account a sailor of no great skill, has managed to circle the globe, taking fifteen years to do so, without serious happenstance. If he can do it, then the basest amateur,

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This book is written in the hope that those timid of the deep oceans might have fears allayed and thus be encouraged to set sail across the wine dark seas of the world. Reese Palley, by his own account a sailor of no great skill, has managed to circle the globe, taking fifteen years to do so, without serious happenstance. If he can do it, then the basest amateur, armed with the simplest of information and a small, sturdy boat, should be able to follow in his wake.

Editorial Reviews

nnn Cruising World
..a delightful blend of information and stories, with emphasis on the human aspect of sailing. Witty, irreverent, and inspirational with as much 'why to' as 'how to'.
Wooden Boat
.funny, raucous, insightful, anarchistic, entertaining, instructional; seamanship with a difference
Sailing Inland & Offshore
Sailors dream of travels to foreign and intriguing ports, but are afraid to go because of imagined fears. But in fact it is more dangerous to sail alongshore than across an ocean. In this witty, irreverent and challenging book, Palley explains why.
The Ensign
The title of this book came from Portugese charts of the earliest voyages of discovery on which terra incognita bore the legend "beyond here there be dragons." The author wishes to convince timid sailors that they can go places off shore, where there are no dragons beyond the far horizons. It is designed to address the basic problems, imagined and real, that keep sailors from sea. It creates a realistic framework of skills and attitudes into which any sailor, skilled or unskilled, experienced or tyro, young or ancient, man or woman, may realize the dream of passaging a big ocean in a 30- to 40-foot boat....We dread the unknown only because it is unknown. The hardest thing is getting your mind made up to just go do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574091830
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
597,321
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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