BLUE WATER SAILING MANUALBy Barry Pickthall
Special limited edition - signed by the author
Priced £25.00 Sterling
Distil the lessons from 50 circumnavigations completed by Sir Chay Blyth's Global Challenge yachts; add the experiences of the two winning Whitbread round the world race campaigns of Cornelis van Rietschoten and his Flyer crews - and you have The Blue Water Sailing Manual.
Working with some of the world's best known sailors and experts on construction, crew training, rigs, food, clothing, weather routing, sailing, medical matters and survival, Barry Pickthall has revised his original award winning Blue Water Racing book to produce a manual that will be of immense value to anyone planning to sail offshore or take time out to race or adventure sail around the world.
In specific text and widespread use of photographs and clear line drawings this invaluable manual gives directions for ocean and offshore sailing, both cruising and racing.
The second section contains proven ways of looking after the crew, including clothing, food and medical treatment.
Techniques for sailing the ocean, night voyages and close racing, occupy later chapters, with authoritative material on repairs at sea, heavy weather and survival.
The chapters on crewing and the basics of racing apply equally well to those competing in inshore and long offshore events
Before you head offshore, let the experts of Blue Water Sailing Manual prepare you for the adventure of a lifetime.
Sailing magazine published its review of Blue Water Sailing Manual earlier this year:
"Take a compelling subject or script, add a star-studded cast, and in movie terms, you have a 'blockbuster'. In terms of maritime literature, this publication has exactly those requirements - with the same sort of result. Pickthall is a renowned writer of sailing books, and the contributing editors in this 'manual' include household names such as Sir Chay Blyth, Pete Goss and Mike Golding, and specialists such as David Houghton (weather) and Dr Campbell Mackenzie (medical).