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
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|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.