Book Review: 'Sail Away' by Nicola Rogriguez

The Author
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Sick of your own particular rat race? The nine-to-five routine? There’s never been a better time to buy a boat and sail away. Some Western economies are on the brink of collapse and a decent return on investments is hard to find - so why not cast off on the adventure of a lifetime?

Sail Away
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'Sail Away' is an up-to-date guide on how to realise the dream and go blue water cruising.

Author Nicola Rodriguez dared to dream the impossible—seeing the world with her family of four. With careful planning her dream came true, allowing her to travel by yacht while raising her family.

In Sail Away, she offers practical guidance for the would be adventurer including choosing a boat, planning a round the world route, as well as a realistic look at the pros and cons of living on a boat.

With information on safety, communications, children, insurance, and budgeting, this helpful guide will show anyone how to start their once in a lifetime journey.

With careful guidance on each step of the preparation process, the book also includes extensive information on routes and destinations around Europe, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and beyond. The book includes only tried and tested advice based on the author's own experience as well as many others she met in her travels Offers advice on coping with life ashore at the end of your adventure.

In Sail Away you will learn how to:
Turn your sailing dream into reality.
Find the money - saving up to sail away
Choose and equip your boat
Sail away with children on board
Final preparations
Coping with life aboard
Decide which way to go
Blue-water sailing
Cruising the Caribbean
What to do in hurricane season
The Pacific and beyond
Sailing back -coping with life back home

The author is a respected yachting journalist, who contributes to many sailing magazines. This book has beautiful photographs taken by Nicola's husband, John Rodriguez.

It costs around $40 and, if it's not available at your local marine book store, buy it online by http://www.wileynautical.com/details/book/1054541/Sail_Away.html!clicking_here.