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Meh uninspiring too matter of fact I thoroughly enjoyed this book A friend happened upon a first edition and sent it my way since they knew I was interesting in sailing What s truly amazing about Clare Allcard s chronicle is the detail and freshness of the story The book was ublished in the early 1990 s "but the experiences Allcard shares actually occurred in the mid 1970 s It s astonishing that Allcard could remember "the experiences Allcard shares actually occurred in the mid 1970 s It s astonishing that Allcard could remember many of the details and emotions of what she and her family experienced during those earlier adventures I assume that she was a disciplined diary keeper of what she and her family experienced
During Those Earlier Adventures I Assume That She Was A those earlier adventures I assume that she was a diary keeper of the things I really enjoyed about this book is that it s a true sailing story told from a woman s oint of view When Clare s husband Edward discovered the beautiful old wooden Baltic Trader that was to become. Clare Allcard and her husband Edward have dared to live a life that armchair adventurers can only dream about Here Clare tells the story of their adventures aboard the Regina Johanne a rotting worm riddled 69 foot Baltic Trader they discovered beached in Antigua Clare and Edward a naval architect their daughter Katy and an ever shifting crew spent twelve years on the Regina Johan. The family s home Clare was a young woman with very little sailing experience and a small child to care for The book recounts the wild adventure of refurbishing the boat and taking it half way around the world all from Clare s País íntim perspective There is a lot of dramatic tension in the story that kept me reading The whole idea of taking on such a daunting boatroject and then actually trying to sail the boat across the Atlantic and even beyond is retty crazy But you end up rooting for Clare and her family You want the best for them The encounters they have along the way are the best for them The encounters they have along the way are of the color of the 1970 s That was a time before the advent of the GPS when navigation was still a skill And it was a time when free spirits would show up on the dock with a backpack and agree to come aboard as. Ne working to replace rotten timbers exterminating the worms that were devouring her hull constructing a eculiar one and a half oster bed in reparation for a cruise with Clare's Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II parents andatching the frayed sails by hand While repairing the boat
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Crew for months at a time It was a simpler and yet maybe harder world to live in Clare Allcard Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover paints a dramaticortrait of it all And we see her slowly grow as a sailor until she s confident enough to relish sailing that huge wooden yacht through storms while the entire crew gets a good night s sleep belowWhile I don think this book is the entire crew gets good night s sleep belowWhile I don t think this book is in Freud and His Followers print there seem to be a lot of used copies out there I highly recommend it It s a great sailing story I am reading this book for the second time after a five year hiatus I absolutely love it Not only is it crammed full of facts about renovating a boat and sailing around the world it is a funny heartfelticture of a family s gypsy life Great book Well written fun interesting and you ll learn something Excellent detail of life aboard. Ly's Pjesme personal experiences on the Regina Johanne and includes useful information about theorts they visited critical advice on the redominant sailing conditions in each area and characteristics of the various foreign
*Cultures They Encountered Sailors *they encountered Sailors nonsailors alike will be inspired by Clare's fascinating discussion of the family's nomadic lifestyle aboard the Regina Johan.