Here's how to see the world from your boat. More and more people are taking off on their cruising boats for a few months or even a year. After they've tasted the cruising life, prepared and equipped their boats, and developed some experience, many cruisers begin to dream of voyaging farther--maybe even an around-the-world voyage.
"The Voyager's Handbook offers specific information for cruisers considering such a vast undertaking. An experienced circumnavigator, author Beth Leonard shows cruisers how to prepare their boat and themselves. She offers complete, up-to-date information on the latest gear and techniques and detaile, hard-earned advice from dozens of experienced sailors, about boats, crew, and costs as well as crucial but easily overlooked aspects of long-distance passagemaking such as health, safety, weather, provisions, fresh water, and foreign port protocol.
With a balanced, down-to-earth approach, "The Voyager's Handbook tells it like it is, for any cruiser considering that voyage of a lifetime.
Aboard their 37-foot ketch Silk, Beth Leonard and her partner Evans Starzinger successfully completed a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the world in June 1995. Prior to their sailing career, they were international management consultants. Beth holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon. Since discovering the joys and challenges of offshore voyaging, she has published several articles in SAIL magazine, Cruising World, Sailing, and Yachting World. She has also participated in many popular panels, forums, and seminars within the international sailing community