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Sailing Around Britain By Kim Sturgess

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An inspiring personal narrative of a weekend sailor's circumnavigation of Britain in 50 day sails (with 1 night passage).

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Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails by Kim Sturgess

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. Previously published privately as This Precious Isle.

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Sailing Around Britain Reviews

'The narrative grips the reader as we share the heart-in-the-mouth experiences of an inexpert sailor learning as he goes and sailing a boat not particularly well-prepared for the job in hand. He tells the story with a vivid immediacy, we are there with him in the harsh elemental world of the sea.' (Mike Ferro, Cruising Association); 'Subtitled 'A weekend sailor's voyage in 50 day sails', the author lures one into contemplating a substantial cruise: 'Is that even possible?' Yes it is. Kim Sturgess left Greenwich, sailed north to Inverness, transited the Caledonian Canal then headed south along the Irish coast, across Milford Haven, round Land's End and up Channel to return to London. A night sail was involved, but it's an impressive use of daylight.' (Yachting Monthly Apr 2016)

About Kim Sturgess

Kim Sturgess describes himself as a conservative 'weekend' sailor. He learned to sail at 24, had an RYA Day Skipper qualification and beor is trip had logged about 5,800 nautical miles cruising, mostly in the sight of the coast. He had never before attempted a substantial voyage.

Table of Contents

Part One: Swapping the London Underground for British seas. Cruise Philosophy. My Sailing Experience. Hobo the Yacht. Safety for a Sailor. Weather in Summer 2007. Part Two: Greenwich to Greenwich around the British Isles. East. North. West. South. Epilogue. Glossary. Appendix. Index.

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Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails by Kim Sturgess
Kim Sturgess
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