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

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1 de out. de 2018 - 224 páginas
Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. in Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them.

He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds. Approaching Japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in "a high impact debris zone," but his resolve is unshaken. "If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank [me] after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, General Noriega,a tsunami, an erupting volcano, and Typhoon Roy, then it was meant to be."

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Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1 A ShallowWater Appointment
11
CHAPTER 2 A Show of Presence
33
CHAPTER 3 Famous
51
CHAPTER 4 Yacht Delivery 101
65
CHAPTER 5 A Waterfront Office
89
CHAPTER 6 Red Sky by Morn
108
CHAPTER 7 She Drives Me Crazy
132
CHAPTER 8 Just Another Crossing
153
CHAPTER 9 Force Unlucky
172
CHAPTER 10 A Home Delivery
195
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John Kretschmer has been a sailboat delivery skipper for over 25 years and has made over 100 deliveries. He is the author of Cape Horn to Starboard and Used Boat Notebook and has had articles published in numerous boating and travel magazines. He is a contributing editor to 'Sailing' and currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife Lesa and their two daughters.

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