The Dinghy Cruising Companion : Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat by Roger Barnes
The Dinghy Cruising Companion : Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat by Roger Barnes
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The Dinghy Cruising Companion : Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat by Roger Barnes

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Debbie says this inspirational book has been a brilliant guide as she set up her own dinghy Outdoor Girl to run amazing voyages you can join.

'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.'

Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger boats cannot reach, and sleeping under canvas onboard or ashore, this is boating taken right back to the basics, and all the better for that.

This guide, for all aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers, shows how to get started and how to expand your horizons. The information and advice is interwoven with wonderfully evocative stories of the author's adventures afloat, from idyllic weeks pottering around secluded rivers and coastlines to hair-raising voyages to remote islands.

The text covers:

  • Finding a good boat
  • Fitting out for day sailing
  • Boat craft under engine and oar
  • Mooring and anchoring
  • Preparing for open water
  • Out at sea
  • Coastal navigation
  • Dinghy homemaking
  • Keeping comfortable and safe

Illustrated throughout with inspirational colour photos and helpful illustrations, this book shows just why small boats are the perfect passport to remote and beautiful places.