This is my story of going from 20-foot dinghy sailing to a 44.5 foot Beneteau yacht named ‘Ocean Gem’ in 2011. I spent the next 2 years planning and preparing to sail her across the Tasman Sea from Auckland, New Zealand, via Norfolk Island to the Gold Coast in Australia where I live today. This book is a step-by-step story of my extensive preparation; substantial refit and electronics upgrades along with a detailed summary of my plans and checklists that will help any blue water cruiser prepare and cross any large and dangerous ocean.
If you are planning to cruise offshore, this 201 page book, complete with 232 photos, 5 videos and 14 detailed step-by-step checklists, will inspire you to cast off your dock lines and head for the open sea, well equipped and prepared, for a safe voyage to your next destination.
This personal insight of both highs and lows is an essential comprehensive guide for the offshore bound cruising sailor.
If you are interested in Trans-Tasman or Atlantic crossings, offshore sailing, round the world sailing, blue water sailing, Beneteau yachts or just plain cruising, this book will inspire you.
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Would read again and recommend!
I’m not much of a sailor, however this remarkable journey has inspired me to go explore the wonders of the ocean. Really well written and organised. There are no dull moments, a real page turner!