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Riassunto: In fifteen years of making landfalls, the author has had numerous sailing adventures including a voyage around Cape Horn, a winter crossing of the North Atlantic with Force 13 winds, and an unusual research voyage in the Caribbean.
From the Back Cover: "As a professional delivery captain, John Kretschmer has done more offshore passagemaking in his first 40 years than most serious sailors do in a lifetime. Part romantic, part poet, part philosopher and 100% optimist, Kretschmer shows his uncanny ability to deliver the wrong yacht in the wrong direction across the wrong ocean at the wrong time of year time and time again, yet end every delivery with the boat safely in port, a smile on his face, good friends at his side, and a few dollars in his pocket. A great story of adventure well-told with warm humor and affection." - Milt Baker, Bluewater Books & Charts
"John Kretschmer is a superb seaman, a master story teller, and a delivery skipper of vast experience. His tales of tropical passages and Atlantic gales, of near sinkings and quirky owners will appeal to anyone who dreams of far horizons and tropical beaches. He has written a book of rollicking humor and abundant common sense that any sailor will find hard to put down." - Brian Fagan, author, archaeologist, and sailor
"Not only has John Kretschmer lived a life wildly festooned with adventure, romance and outrageous characters - his reality outstrapping our most Walter Mittyesque sea fantasies - now he has gone and turned it all into a collection of yarns that incite yet more envy among those of us stuck behind landbound computers.
"Not only can the sailor sail - through hurricanes and civil wars - but the sailor can write. It's a hell of a read. It's just not fair." - Fred Grimm, Miami Herald columnist
"Flirting with Mermaids follows John as he delivers a variety of boats around the world, from aging hulks with a fondness for the bottom to luxury yachts owned by would-be circumnavigators. While he's doing this, with a conscripted crew of friends, relatives, his wife, and total strangers found holding empty glasses at beach bars, he's also learning about navigating the uncharted territory of his heart.
"The glamorous life of a professional sailor? Here's the straight story, with humor, salty adventures, and a steep learning curve." - Gregory O. Jones, editor, Sailing magazine
Titolo: Flirting With Mermaids: The Unpredictable ...
Casa editrice: Sheridan House
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. This is a hard cover book. Book cover has some corner dings. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Codice libro della libreria 3O6FKI000HAN
Descrizione libro Sheridan House. Condizione libro: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Codice libro della libreria C-04-03-02-0287
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Codice libro della libreria G1574090550I4N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. A used book in good condition. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Codice libro della libreria 467EJX002AO6
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition.. Used. Book is in like new condition. Dust jacket has minor edge and shelf wear. No highlighting, underlining or any other marks. Codice libro della libreria 107370
Descrizione libro Sheridan House April 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria 108713
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1574090550
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P021574090550
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. A clean, crisp, hardcover in near fine condition. Very good DJ with faint creasing. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 028668
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P011574090550