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Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper : Lyons Press Maritime Classics - John Kretschmer

Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

Lyons Press Maritime Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2003
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In twenty years of delivering yachts to far-flung quaysides, Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and threatening. In this first paperback edition, he recounts the most memorable of them, from a Western Caribbean research voyage with a crew of eccentric Swedes to a North Atlantic crossing during which he discovers the existence of Force 13 winds. His adventures have been many and varied, and his stories are told with optimism and humour.

John Kretschmer has an easygoing style that will ingratiate the reader from the very start of this book. It is a look at what a life at sea can mean to a person, and it is extremely well-written and easy to follow. Plenty of good insight into what can be expected when you are out there for days at a time. Consisting of anecdotes from his sailing career, this book is highly recommended for those who plan to go cruising. * Latitudes & Attitudes *
Wildly festooned with adventure, romance and outrageous characters. * Miami Herald *
Filled with a myriad of sea stories...all delivered with a wry and self-deprecating sense of humor. * Sailing *
I would highly recommend this book to anyone [with] a sense of adventure and romance. * Good Old Boat *

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Shallow-Water Appointmentp. 11
A Show of Presencep. 33
Famousp. 51
Yacht Delivery 101p. 65
A Waterfront Officep. 89
Red Sky by Mornp. 108
She Drives Me Crazyp. 132
Just Another Crossingp. 153
Force Unluckyp. 172
A Home Deliveryp. 195
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781574091649
ISBN-10: 1574091646
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33