Author(s): Roger Barnes
'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 daysailing Boatcraft 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.
A practical and engaging guide to dinghy cruising, covering everything from getting set up to embarking on more adventurous cruises. The first new major book on dinghy cruising for twenty years, with a huge amount of useful advice.
Roger Barnes is President of the Dinghy Cruising Association, and lives out his passion year round, exploring beautiful and remote places in his dinghy Avel Dro. For many years, he had a monthly column in Dinghy Sailing Magazine, and he also writes for Classic Boat and Watercraft.