Reading material to help keep you in shape
A fine integration of knowledge, Humour and affection. By Owen Marshall Awa Press Wellington, 2013
New Zealand has more boats per head of population than any other country in the world.
In Auckland alone, nearly one adult in eleven owns a boat. Surprisingly, though, as Matt Vance reveals, the vast majority never take them out to sea.
To sail a boat is a magical and sometimes mystical experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craf t across the water. In this book you are taken inside the mind of the sailor, from the first scary moment of handling a boat solo to the exhilaration of sailing across oceans and discovering new worlds.
Don’t expect to pick up sailing over night.
The author warns learning to observe the wind and the sea will take some time.