Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing, Expanded and Updated (Paperback)

Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing, Expanded and Updated By John Vigor, Don Casey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John Vigor, Don Casey (Foreword by)
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John Vigor knows a thing or two about sailing. He's been at it for decades in sailboats of all kinds-racing (he's a national champion), cruising (he has tens of thousands of miles of blue-water crossings), and generally messing about (there is no place he'd rather be). John Vigor knows a thing or two about writing as well. A journalist by trade, he was a reporter, columnist, and editor, and he's written more than a few best-selling books about sailing. Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing is a gift, a blessing for sailors of all stripes, a condensation of all he has learned over the years. Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement, such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. A comprehensive appendix covers some 50 technical topics. Here's a small taste, but look inside for the full banquet: -Don't waste your money on high-powered binoculars. -Inflatable dinghies aren't all that good. -Don't delude yourself-there is no perfect boat.

About the Author


John Vigor emigrated to South Africa from England with his family at age thirteen. A journalist by trade and a sailor by vocation, he is author of twelve boating books and scores of articles in boating magazines on three continents. His newspaper career spanned forty years in America, England, and South Africa. In 1987 John sailed from Durban to the United States on his 30-foot sloop with his wife and their youngest son. The story of that stressful six-month voyage is recounted in his acclaimed book, Small Boat to Freedom. He is now an American citizen living in Bellingham, Washington.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493051397
ISBN-10: 1493051393
Publisher: Sheridan House
Publication Date: June 1st, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English