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Sailing Around Britain - A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails 2nd edition
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Sailing Around Britain - A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails 2nd edition (Paperback)

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Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail around Britain. While many cruising sailors would not contemplate a 1900 nautical mile voyage, he broke the voyage into a series of day sails, making it an achievable ambition for him, largely single-handed, and for many other weekend sailors who might dream of sailing around their home island. This book tells the quirky traveller's narrative of the voyage and visits to forty-eight towns. Evoking the spirit of both Jerome K. Jerome with his Three Men in a Boat and Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World, Kim shares his thoughts and struggles, recounting how easy it is for anyone to become an adventurer here at home. But don't expect to always agree with him - he has been described as "the Jeremy Clarkson of yachting"!

BiographyTrue storiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingSailingTravel & MapsTravel writingExpeditions Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited Publication Date: 03/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781912177059  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kim Sturgess describes himself as a conservative 'weekend' sailor. He learned to sail at 24, had an RYA Day Skipper qualification and, before this trip, had logged about 5,800 nautical miles cruising, mostly in the sight of the coast. He had never before attempted a substantial voyage.

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