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Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging

Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging

John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher - as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome remin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781472951625
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Published 1 February 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Kretschmer, John
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ISBN-13 9781472951625
ISBN-10 147295162X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication Date 1 February 2019
International Publication Date 13 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kretschmer, John
Category Biography & Autobiography
Navigation & Seamanship
Sailing
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 576g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sailing
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 797.124
Catalogue Code 985405

Description of this Book

John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher - as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea. With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids - in essence, everyone. John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape - days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable. To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Kretch may be our modern-day Conrad ... If you love sailing, life and good writing, you'll enjoy Sailing to the Edge of Time. - Blue Water Sailing [E]vocative and profound ... indispensable ... fascinating ... A must-have for any sailor's library. - Florida Times Union [A] poignant, yet relatable tale ... Kretschmer tells an insightful and quietly triumphant story. - Sail Magazine
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Kretschmer is a writer, sailor, philosopher, lecturer and businessman whose successful sail-training business takes a uniquely philosophical but hands-on approach to offshore sailing. He is the author of four highly regarded non-fiction books, as well as hundreds of articles for the sailing press, Life and the LA Times.

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