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.
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· Preparing yourself: good routines, assessing risk and preparing your crew
· 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.
About the authors
Bob Shepton, Tillman Award winner, YJA Apollo Yachtsman of the Year 2013 and one of the most experienced Arctic sailors around, have also contributed to the book. This spring Shepton published his biography “Addicted to Adventure – between rocks and cold places” – just before he sailed to Greenland for yet another Sail& Climb expedition – so the 79 year young reverend has been very busy.
Jon Amtrup has circumnavigated Svalbard, crossed the Atlantic twice and the North Sea ten times, sailed in the East coast of Greenland and cruised extensively in the high latitudes along the Norwegian coast summer and winter. He is the author of Sail to Svalbard, Harbour Guide Bergen-Kirkenes and the authorized sailing biography of HMK Harald V of Norway.
The Polar Circumnavigators Trond Aasvoll and Elena Solovyeva have also contributed with insight on the North West Passage and the North East Passage respectively.