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"Supported by decades of cruising and writing experience, the authors deliver a rare gem -- an instructional book that is as inspiring as it is sensible and comprehensive." Cruising World Magazine, November 2002

"The tropical cruising fraternity very warmly recommend this book as an indispensable addition to the cruising yacht's technical library." Boat Books New Zealand, November 2002

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Written by Mark Smaalders and Kim des Rochers and published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill in December 2001. 376 pages, including over 200 illustrations and maps.

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Mark Smaalders and Kim des Rochers, 2002.