Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream (Paperback)
You long to escape the daily grind, buy a boat and sail away. This book will inspire your dreams and show you how to turn them into a reality - be it an extended cruise or years away. Written by a yachting journalist who has sailed away for 8 years, together with the contributions of 100 other blue-water cruisers, there are tales a plenty of what it is like to do it from around the world - west, east, north and south. There is also practical advice on everything from choosing a boat to crossing oceans. You'll be guided through each step of the preparation before casting off on your adventure of a lifetime. There's information on everything the would-be blue-water sailor needs to consider, including safety, communications, children, ocean passages and budgeting. Learn about routes and destinations around Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond to help you cruise the Mediterranean or Baltic, cross the Atlantic or circumnavigate the world. Colour photographs and charts will inspire and inform in this essential guide for the 21st century blue-water sailor.
About the Author
Nicola Rodriguez and husband John have lived aboard yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean for more than six years. They received yacht equipment as wedding presents and have raised two children afloat. Nicola has been a regular contributor to "Yachting Monthly," "Yachting World," "PBO" and in the US "Blue Water Sailing" and "Sail" magazines, with her articles accompanied by John's high quality photographs which will illustrate the book.