Cruising for Cowards


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Cruising for Cowards, A Current Practical A-Z for Coastal
and Offshore Cruisers ISBN 978-0-9697690-6-4

Liza and Andy Copeland

Want to go cruising, either locally or bluewater? Then this is the most practical and inspiring book for you! The 2020 third Edition of Cruising for Cowards brings one of the most popular how-to reference books for cruising sailors in a current and expanded form, an invaluable resource for both veteran yachtsmen and newcomers to the cruising lifestyle, whether coastal, offshore or around the world.

Current and inclusive, Cruising for Cowards covers every aspect of sailboat cruising, whether choosing the boat or living the lifestyle. It analyzes buying the right boat for you; the best deck layouts, choosing and fitting equipment; maintaining electronics, electrics and engines; route planning and weather for voyaging locally and worldwide; becoming a competent and confident crew; provisioning, storage and comfort below; being prepared for medical issues and seasickness; avoiding the dangers and security onboard and ashore; clearance protocols with the officials; safe sightseeing ashore and leaving the boat; the budget and pitfalls in accessing cash. Cruising successfully with kids, pets and guests and much more is all explained succinctly, in an easy to read style, to guarantee your cruising success.

Cruising for Cowards is a book for all boaters, whether captain or crew, with its alphabetical format giving easy access to information. It will give reticent and inexperienced crew knowledge and confidence, while also providing current technical information for upgrading to the experienced yachtsman. In addition, in every section Harold Allanson’s cartoons of everyday boating scenarios are delightfully realistic and won’t fail to keep you entertained.


For those contemplating cruising this candid, humorous, fact-filled book leaves no stone unturned in preparing family, friends, the boat and you for success in pursuit of the ultimate dream.
Doris Colgate, President, Offshore Sailing School, former President, US National Women’s Sailing Association 

From Age and Anxieties to Water and Windvanes even the boldest sailors will find their niggling questions answered. A great book to dip into, browse through, and be reassured by. Harold Allanson draws cartoons to die for. 
Anne Hammick, Recent Commodore, Ocean Cruising Club, Author of Atlantic and Mediterranean Cruising Guides and Cruising on a Budget

Are you intimidated by the thought of embracing long-distance cruising as a way of life? Anyone headed for distant horizons would benefit from picking the brains of circumnavigators. Liza and Andy Copeland provide you with theirs. Cruising for Cowards  is …a highly readable guide to help long-distance cruisers equip and prepare their boats and then deal with everything from cockroaches to bureaucratic paperwork while en route. There are many courses to the cruising life, but Liza and Andy’s enthusiasm and tactics, illustrated by lively accounts of their family’s experiences and amusing cartoons, charts the course that led the family and many others successfully around the globe. Anyone who follows in their wake is unlikely to be disappointed. Steve Callahan A contributing editor to SAIL and Sailor magazines, a former senior editor of Cruising World, author of Adrift and Capsized

An upbeat book that gets real about fears, tears and cheers of bluewater cruising, and how to make the break from suburbia to the high seas.
SAIL magazine

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