All I wish I knew before setting sail

 book cover Amazon thumbnail 150x


09-2017: Our book is out!

All I wish I knew before setting sail

"All I wish I knew before setting sail: A practical guide for short and long distance cruising in the digital age" is now available as a printed book (black & white or color) and as an eBook on Click to learn more.

All I wish I knew before setting sail: A practical guide for short and long distance cruising in the digital age

All I wish before seting sail - book cover Amazon

A brief sumary of the content:

Did you ever dream about setting sail on your own yacht and exploring the most beautiful spots on our blue planet? If you are toying with the idea of taking a temporary break from the daily grind or planning to run away to paradise forever, this inspirational manual will assist you along the way. The author shares his experience of crossing the Pacific Ocean in an inexpensive, good old boat and provides solid advice for each step along the way. Starting with how to escape the rat race and excite your loved ones to join you, to the search for the perfect boat and how to prepare and outfit her in the digital age. Follow along as useful cruising skills, safety at sea, and dealing with foul weather are explained. Read about the pros and cons of living aboard a cruising yacht, how to stay up to date on weather, and route planning.

Throughout the narrative the author combines his knowledge with the advice of other cruisers, expert views, and scientific results in a laid back, conversational style. Big adventures need a fair bit of planning and this book comes with a wealth of advice on how to go about it, while also providing the necessary inspiration. Most importantly, the author emphasizes that strong determination and commitment rather than a high income are the recipe to cast off the lines tying you to land and follow your dreams.

About the author

Chris Rinke learned how to sail on the river Danube in Austria and has since explored the Mediterranean, the Pacific Northwest, and the South Pacific under sail. He purchased his current boat Green Panther, a plastic classic built in 1973, in Portland Oregon. Together with his wife Alena, he sailed Green Panther over 10,000 miles from San Francisco, CA to Australia.

Product details

  • Paperback: 340 pages; ISBN-10: 1975640438; ISBN-13: 978-1975640439; Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches; Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 01 edition
  • eBook: File Size: 56718 KB; ASIN: B075VN8RW1; Language: English; Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Available on

The following versions are currently available (09-2017), all are edition 01:

  • eBook version: USD 9.80.-    Note: This is the color ebook version formatted in the fixed-layout format. It will work on Kindle Fire and on all Kindle apps on PC, Mac, Android phone and tablet, iphone and ipad.

  • Black & white print version: USD 17.95.-   Note: This is the black and white softcover print version; graphs and figures have been adapted to be readable in grayscale.

  • Color print version: USD 41.99.-   Note: Having all the South Pacific photos and the figures/graphs in color is definitely a treat, but unfortunately the color version costs over $41 USD to produce. We will work on finding another publisher to bring down the costs.


Comments and Feedback

Please leave your comments below via facebook or by using the Add Comments fields.
My main goal is to make this book a helpful resource for the aspiring and experienced sailor and therefore I appreciate all feedback including suggestions, questions, criticism, etc. This book is for you the reader, so if anything is not clearly presented or if a section is not easy to understand please let me know. In my opinion the editors and test readers did a great job to improve this book, however your feedback is essential to further improve and potentially expand this book. Cheers, Chris


Hits: 11142

You have no rights to post comments

Google Ads Elite

RSS module