Sailing a Serious Ocean : Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea (2020)

Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats Storms Stories and Lessons Learned from Years at Sea Learn what it takes to cross an ocean from a veteran sailor In Sailing a Serious Ocean author John Kretschmer uses his experiences and stories to show you what you will need to across an ocean or go
  • Title: Sailing a Serious Ocean : Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea
  • Author: John Kretschmer
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  • Page: 254
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  • Learn what it takes to cross an ocean from a veteran sailor In Sailing a Serious Ocean, author John Kretschmer uses his experiences and stories to show you what you will need to across an ocean or go around the world, in fair weather or foul His true accounts of storms and other challenges at sea makes exciting reading and shows not only how sailboats should be handled wLearn what it takes to cross an ocean from a veteran sailorIn Sailing a Serious Ocean, author John Kretschmer uses his experiences and stories to show you what you will need to across an ocean or go around the world, in fair weather or foul His true accounts of storms and other challenges at sea makes exciting reading and shows not only how sailboats should be handled when the chips are down, but how you should handle yourself Learning how these boats respond to extreme circumstances will give you absolute confidence in your chosen boat s ability to keep you and your family safe in a storm.John sails the seas for a living delivering boats across oceans and teaching the skills of passagemaking to other sailors on their boats or his own In thirty years of seagoing, he has weathered 300,000 ocean miles and dozens of storms in all the world s oceans He has as much seagoing experience in as many different boats as any sailor on the planet And he is the perfect teacher to help you achieve your long voyage dreams.
    Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Oct , Sailing a Serious Ocean is John Kretschmer s memoir about years of sailing as a delivery boat captain and off shore passage instructor Along the way, Kretschmer tries to teach about not just passage making, but also how to evaluate and buy a boat for such an adventure, what to do when the ocean becomes serious, and recommends other books for deeper reading about storm tactics Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Jan , In Sailing a Serious Ocean, author John Kretschmer uses his experiences and stories to show you what you will need to across an ocean or go around the world, in fair weather or foul His true accounts of storms and other challenges at sea makes exciting reading and shows not only how sailboats should be handled Learn what it takes to cross an ocean from a veteran sailor. Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Oct , In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats, Storms, Stories and May , In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them His tales of storm encounters and other examples of Book Review Sailing A Serious Ocean By John Kretschmer Jan , In Sailing A Serious Ocean, he devotes a good portion of the book to a topic everyone loves storm stories Again, it is with such humility that he recounts these harrowing, heart raising and educational tales. Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailing Blog Technical Hints Sailing a Serious Ocean is the same John describes some of the most harrowing and exciting ocean conditions he has encountered, and with humility and clarity describes what he did right and wrong As with all of John s books, his writing is evocative and he paints a picture of offshore passages. Sailing a Serious Ocean Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Oct , In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to Sailors be warned boat naming is no joke Life Lanes But boat naming is serious business To some boaters, it s the most serious aspect of boating Why name a boat You don t display a name on your car, but you d never set sail without a proper name proudly plastered on your vessel Why It s tradition, and it s luck. Sailing A B Sea YouTube Getting into the serious boat jobs Sailing A B Sea Ep. Duration minutes, seconds. Homepage John Kretschmer Sailing Deep ocean sailing in small boats, and at feet, Quetzal still qualifies as a small boat, offers a powerful blend of, as my new book s subtitle claims, promise, challenge, and freedom Joseph Conrad titled his sailing ship memoir, The Mirror of the Ocean, and I love that phrase.
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    1. Extreme weather was coming our way We reduced sail steadily during the daylight hours The main was reefed, then dropped, as we flew along on a reach with the mizen, staysail, and a small jib Then we furled the jib Finally, as darkness swallowed us, we doused the mizzen and continued on a deep reach under staysail alone, at times hitting 14 knots with the wind gusting to hurricane force.If this means something to you, if you love blue water sailing, or would like to try it, then you are going to [...]

    2. I love books written by people who not only have the best adventures, but also know how to write about them John Kretschmer bluewater skipper who has logged than 300,000 offshore sailing miles is really good at the first, and pretty darn decent at the second The best parts are the storms of course and Kretschmer s advice for surviving them Only partway through the book, I was convinced I must someday sail with this legendary sailor.

    3. Great book to capture offshore sailingSailing offshore on big trips has all the joys people first think of endless horizons, stunning sunsets, awesome reaches, dolphins, big laughs but it also has the part not talked about in the brochure real discomfort, long hours of waiting, fear about what is exactly going to happen and moments of pure terror This book does a fantastic job of bringing it all together Lots of sailors will read it for the storm stories but I think the provisioning and repair a [...]

    4. Although I ve been sailing a few times, adore the ocean, and the love the feel of sand between my toes, I am not a sailor, or interested in sailing voyages into the deep blue water In fact, the only reason I picked up Krestchmer s Sailing a Serious Ocean is because my friend and neighbor, Mike Kaufman, designed the boat showcased in this book Kaufman handed me the book and said, Take a look At first, I thought I d skim it, enjoy gently perusing the pages where Kaufman was mentioned But then I di [...]

    5. John Kretschmer has a winner He has crossed ocean after ocean in boats ranging in size from 32 to 71 He has seen his mortality and successfully beaten the odds of weathering nature s most ruthless monster storms by his shear know how, clearheadedness, and keen sense of his boat s and his crew s limitations He s been there Done that And done it again, and again I would sail with John anywhere, knowing we would find our port safely through any storm and be becalmed in the face of calamity by his g [...]

    6. It is good for wannabe cruisers and weekend sailors pick up a book by long distance cruisers for the war stories and tips on managing a boat Kretschmer s a good story teller and has sailed in such a wide variety of circumstances that he has an excellent understanding of boats and a better understanding of people at sea.This book is worth the read, if only for his story of losing an experienced sailor overboard He executes a classic man overboard sailing strategy beam reach, hold the course 20 se [...]

    7. What can I say I really enjoyed this book John Kretschmer doesn t gloss over the seriousness of blue water sailing especially in heavy weather and he isn t afraid to talk about his mistakes and weaknesses The book is well written and had me enthralled from the start It s definitely a book for yachties though, with lists of blue water cruising boats, gear needed for ocean sailing etc etc as well as lots of stories about storms etc.

    8. MOB Advice excellentExcellent story teller I have read many books about the sea and sailing John has a,way about him that keeps us interested I also learned much about so many things The suggestions about MOB were especially good I ve already recommended John s book to a sailor friend.

    9. Great mix of story telling, technique, and advice I m brand new to sailing and this book was a great first read, but would be enjoyed by experienced sailors as well.

    10. I m a generous reviewer on this one The book isn t well organized on Kindle There are numerous digressions and miscellany that I suspect are in special text boxes in a printed book which are less intrusive and tangential than in digital presentation The book doesn t really hang together all that well in either flow or arc That aside, I enjoyed the stories and learning about the cruising lifestyle and would read , flaws and all.

    11. I liked the serious storm stories in this book and the sailing advice I knew this was stories and lessons, but at times I wondered who this book was written for It was probably too basic for serious cruisers with all the sailing language defined, and maybe too much information about how to sail for someone who just wanted to read sailing stories The stories were well written, but the organization was a little distracting for me.

    12. A great read about getting into sailing If you aren t familiar with sailing nautical terms, this book will quickly bring you up to speed The author shares a lot of stories about his favorite boats, places to sail and encounters on the ocean It s like reading an adventure novel that also is instructive on open ocean sailing.

    13. Fascinating book Kretchmer has a lot of experience sailing on oceans and it is a good read He mixes advice on storm strategies with stories about coping with them I think the best piece of advice he had was to get to know your boat and how it responds to heavy weather, and then base your strom plans on that knowledge Fascinating book and I plan to read it again.

    14. I loved this book Finished reading it just as I was about to take my first and so far only offshore trip, so, of course, every word was relevant, every piece of advice considered, every feature of the boat I was on compared to his ideal His stories are sometimes funny, sometimes heart stopping, always compelling.

    15. Half vital information, half great stories with a point to be made This is one of my favorite authors He writes in this book with such honesty for the mistakes he s made so that the reader can learn from them The flow is unique, but not fractured at all I think even non sailors would enjoy it

    16. Everything is great about this book except the fact that it s basically a series of blog posts printed out and bound together by cardboard and glue Best for people who already know a bit about sailing because the author won t spend anytime filling you on on the basics.

    17. A series of true life short stories written by a wonderful storyteller, with a lot of experience and knowledge tossed into the mix.

    18. Tis a serious oceanTrue knowledge really does only come by experienced always stay engaged.o huge takeaways.Very well done JKyou re a fortunate and talented guy

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