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BLUEWATER CRUISING Series
by Rory and Sandra Burke
This bluewater cruising trilogy by Rory and Sandra Burke, includes a preparation guide, a travelogue, and checklist.
Bluewater cruising has all the features of a complex project , requiring effective budgeting, procurement, scope management and time planning. 
Most importantly it requires effective risk management and disaster recovery for the safety of the crew and integrity of the yacht.

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MANAGING YOUR BLUEWATER CRUISE

This Preparation Guide discusses a range of pertinent issues from establishing budgets and buying equipment to preventative maintenance and heavy weather sailing. The text works closely with the ORC category 1 requirements and includes many comments from other cruisers who are 'out there doing it'.

This book outlines what training courses to attend before leaving, what gear to take, provisioning strategy and, equally important, how to stow it all.

If you wish to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality then your bluewater cruise must be effectively managed.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Implications of Bluewater Cruising
Chapter 2: Managing Your Bluewater Cruise
Chapter 3: Establishing Your Budget
Chapter 4: Buying Equipment
Chapter 5: Provisioning – General
Chapter 6: Provisioning – Food
Chapter 7: Supermarket Check List
Chapter 8: The Galley
Chapter 9: Managing Your Stowage
Chapter 10: Officials and Documentation
Chapter 11: Life on Board
Chapter 12: Life Ashore
Chapter 13: Life at Sea
Chapter 14: Electrical Systems
Chapter 15: Climatic Control (Ventilation)
Chapter 16: Bluewater Navigation
Chapter 17: Radio Communications
Chapter 18: Anchoring
Chapter 19: Dinghy and Outboard
Chapter 20: Sails and Rigging
Chapter 21: Self-Steering Gear and Autopilots
Chapter 22: Safety At Sea
Chapter 23: Heavy Weather Sailing
Chapter 24: Managing Your Maintenance
Chapter 25: Preventative Maintenance
Chapter 26: Tool Kit and Workshop
Chapter 27: Methods for Getting Aloft
Chapter 28: Canvas Work
Chapter 29: Settling Back into Society
Book List
Index

Author's Note:
This is the book we were looking for before we set off on our trip around the world. A book which clearly outlined what type of boat to buy, what equipment to buy, what provisions to take with us, how much it would cost and what preparations to make.
To broaden the input we interviewed many cruisers who are 'out there doing it' and have incorporated their comments relating to their experiences and opinions. We have also included the comments from a wide range of key stakeholders; yacht designers, yacht manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, equipment suppliers, national and international marine societies.
Bluewater cruising has all the features of a complex project, requiring effective time planning, budgeting, procurement and maintenance scheduling. Above all it requires an effective understanding of risk management and this is in addition to the basic navigation and sailing skills required.
The bluewater cruising lifestyle offers something for everyone from snorkelling and shell collecting to SSB (amateur radio) communications and down loading satellite imagery weather systems. But to really make the most of this unique opportunity you should be prepared with special equipment, licences and operating skills. Exploring the planet will also bring you face to face with the diverse cultures of the world. Geography and history come alive - they are not a picture in a book any more - they are real you can reach out and touch them. If this is the lifestyle for you, then the next few years could be the most rewarding period of your life.
Rory Burke

BLUWATER CHECKLIST

ISBN: 978-0-9582391-0-3

96 pages, size: 210 x 99mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £4.95, US $9.95, AUS $12.95,
NZ $12.95
Published: 2003
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GREENWICH to the DATELINE

ISBN: 978-0-6201655-7-0

340 pages, size: 240 x 168mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £9.95, US $19.95, AUS $29.95,
NZ $29.95
Published: 2002
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MANAGING YOUR BLUEWATER CRUISE

ISBN: 978-0-4730382-2-9

344 pages, size: 240 x 168mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £9.95, US $19.95, AUS $29.95,
NZ $29.95
Published: 2000
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