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BLUE WATER SAILING MANUAL - The handbook for extended sailing in extreme conditions

By Barry Pickthall
Special limited edition - signed by the author
272 pages fully illustrated with detailed lists. Priced £30.00 Sterling


Blue Water Sailing Manual is the second updated edition of the award-winning book Blue Water Racing, written by Barry Pickthall with double Whitbread Round the World Race winner Cornelis van Rietschoten.

The first book covered the lessons learned from two Whitbread Race victories chalked up by Van Rietschoten's two Dutch yachts both named Flyer, winner on handicap of the 1977/8 Whitbread, and the maxi that won both line and handicap honours in the following race in 1981/2

Blue Water Sailing Manual adds the lessons gained from a further 50 circumnavigations made during successive British Steel / BT Global Challenge round the world races.

This unique manual gives expert hands-on advice on every aspect of ocean racing and is divided into three sections: The Boat, Preparation & Planning and Out at Sea.

The Boat section places emphasis on structural integrity, Rig and sails lessons learned on extending their life and tactical navigation systems.

Preparation and Planning covers crew selection and training, ocean weather forecasting, nutrition, clothing, and a detailed chapter on medical matters at sea.

Out at Sea outlines ocean racing tactics and passage choices around the globe, jury rigs and repairs and heavy weather sailing and survival.

Blue Water Sailing Manual has become the Bible on the subject and a must-have for anyone entering the Ocean Globe Race.

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