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

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"A great starting point for the woman who wants to live the cruising life."--SAIL

The cruising life offers adventure, exotic destinations, and expansive opportunities for personal growth. But considering such a life leads to vexing questions: What do I need to learn? What do I do if my partner falls overboard? How will our relationship be tested at sea? Let longtime cruiser and circumnavigator Diana Jessie start you on the journey of a lifetime with her advice on short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She addresses the concerns of women cruisers, including:

  • Cruising roles and relationships
  • What life at sea is really like
  • Children on board
  • How to make the boat your home as well as his
  • Identifying the dangers and putting them into perspective . . . and more

Plan for smooth cruising with advice from Sally Bee Brown, a contributing editor to PassageMaker magazine; Carol Cuddyer, cofounder of Sea Sense, a sailing and powerboating school for women; Dawn Riley, noted America's Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor emeritus of SAIL; and thirty other cruisers. This updated edition also contains information on powerboating (including choosing between power and sail), cruising with pets, and satellite communication.

"A little gem . . . packed with useful information."--Sailing

"Every woman who intends to step on board for more than a day sail should read Jessie's book."--The Log

About the Author

Diana Jessie has written numerous boating books and articles during her 30-plus years under sail and power. She teaches seminars on heavy-weather seamanship, safety at sea, and cruise management and specializes in helping women overcome their fears to enjoy boating and cruising.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071485586
ISBN-10: 0071485589
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Publication Date: July 5th, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: English