Tropical Cruising Handbook

Tropical Cruising Handbook

by Mark Smaalders, Kim Des Rochers


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The Only Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Low-Latitude Cruising.

Tropical Cruising Handbook provides everything you need to know about sailing the world's tropical oceans, including:

  • Weather patterns and sea conditions, generally and region by region
  • Reef navigation, anchoring, and other key tropical seamanship skills
  • Tropical passage planning and passage-making
  • Equipping a boat for tropical sailing
  • Maintaining gear in tropical environments
  • And much more

"What strikes me most is the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, and the smart, straightforward writing."—Tim Queeney, Ocean Navigator

"An indispensable addition to the cruising yacht's technical library."—Boat Books (New Zealand)

"Will have a permanent home on our boat. . . . Thoroughly recommended."—Cruising Helmsman

"Don't go cruising in the tropics without Tropical Cruising Handbook."—The Islands' Weekly

"Condenses much of the information you'll need into one compact source."—Good Old Boat

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071372282
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

Mark Smaalders (Canada) is a yacht designer and geographer. He has written articles on boat design and repair, seamanship, and cruising for magazines worldwide.

Kim des Rochers (Canada) is a geographer who has published articles on environmental cultural issues and cruising topics.

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