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High Latitude Sailing: Self-sufficient sailing techniques for cold waters and winter seasons

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Published: November 2020
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Author: Jon Amtrup
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BIC Subject: Sailing
Published By: Bloomsbury
 
Published: 13-Nov-2020
Format: Hardback, 208 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781472973276
Stock Code: 2973276
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Sailing in cold waters is challenging, but hugely rewarding. And when you venture into the high latitudes you find yourself in some of the world' s last real wildernesses. In recent years climate change has made these regions more accessible to small boats, and it is now possible to venture further afield in search of adventure.
With practical advice, stunning photography and first-hand accounts of voyages from world-renowned experts, this book offers hard-won wisdom on all aspects of sailing in cold waters-· Preparing your boat- design, heating, engine, steering, anchors and electrics
· Sailing in ice- instrumentation, charts, and what to do when you get stuck
· Safety- MOB, polar bears, glaciers and dinghy procedure
· Communication- VHF, satellite and SSB
· Weather- interpreting GRIB files and reading ice charts
· Anchoring and mooring- types and numbers of anchors and mooring lines
· Clothes- hiking and skiwear; the three-layer principle
· Cruising areas- Svalbard, Antarctica, South Georgia and many more
Whether it' s tackling the North-West Passage aboard your own yacht or a more modest voyage, heading to Antarctica or keeping your boat in the water for the quieter and often more beautiful winter season, this book is essential reading for all sailors preparing for enjoyable and safe sailing in cold waters.
Sailing in cold waters is challenging, but hugely rewarding. And when you venture into the high latitudes you find yourself in some of the world' s last real wildernesses. In recent years climate change has made these regions more accessible to small boats, and it is now possible to venture further afield in search of adventure.
With practical advice, stunning photography and first-hand accounts of voyages from world-renowned experts, this book offers hard-won wisdom on all aspects of sailing in cold waters-· Preparing your boat- design, heating, engine, steering, anchors and electrics
· Sailing in ice- instrumentation, charts, and what to do when you get stuck
· Safety- MOB, polar bears, glaciers and dinghy procedure
· Communication- VHF, satellite and SSB
· Weather- interpreting GRIB files and reading ice charts
· Anchoring and mooring- types and numbers of anchors and mooring lines
· Clothes- hiking and skiwear; the three-layer principle
· Cruising areas- Svalbard, Antarctica, South Georgia and many more
Whether it' s tackling the North-West Passage aboard your own yacht or a more modest voyage, heading to Antarctica or keeping your boat in the water for the quieter and often more beautiful winter season, this book is essential reading for all sailors preparing for enjoyable and safe sailing in cold waters.

As well as crossing the Atlantic and North Sea numerous times, Jon Amtrup has assisted several high latitude sailing expeditions with advice on weather and routing, as well as working as a journalist in Norway. He is a member of the Explorers' Club and Cruising Association.
The polar navigators Trond Aasvoll and Elena Solovyeva have contributed insight on the North-West and North-East Passage respectively.
Bob Shepton is a double Tilman Award Winner, YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2013, Cruising Club of Americ' s Blue Water Medal winner, and one of the most experienced Arctic sailors in the world. His autobiography Addicted to Adventure is published by Bloomsbury.