Shortly to be published is a new departure for the Pilotage Foundation but we hope that that 'Ocean Sailing' will sit alongside 'Heavy Weather Sailing' as essential reading for serious offshore sailors and those who dream ..........
This is the reassuring voice of the ocean sailing community. Your big adventure starts here.
For many sailors, an ocean passage is the big dream. But many will worry that they don’t have the right experience, that their boat isn’t strong enough, or that it will be prohibitively expensive and difficult.
Ocean Sailing will prepare you for an ocean passage by painting a picture of what ocean sailing is really like, through the experiences of others who have gone before. Topics covered range from safety to boat kit and preparations, budgeting to staying in touch with home, equipment breakdowns to health and weather.
Members of three great cruising clubs – the Royal Cruising Club, Ocean Cruising Club, and the Cruising Club of America – share their vast wealth of experience, and by focusing on the practicalities of ocean sailing, allay the anxieties and doubts of prospective ocean cruisers to ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
About Paul Heiney:
Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster whose ocean sailing started with a voyage to the Azores which led to his participation in the OSTAR, the singlehanded transatlantic race, in a particularly gruelling year. More recently, he has completed a cruise from the UK to Cape Horn and back – a round trip of 18,000 miles of which he sailed 11,000 miles alone. His account of this trip was published in his much-acclaimed book One Wild Song (Adlard Coles). He is a member of the Ocean Cruising Club and currently Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club.