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The Dinghy Cruising Companion: Tales and advice from sailing a small open boat

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'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.'

Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by Adlard Coles (first published January 2nd 2014)
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Steve
"Sail and Oar" and "Voile-Avrion" are the English and French terms, respectively, for a mode of boating that employs small craft, usually traditionally rigged, which use a combination of sail and oar to explore a variety of different kinds of bodies of water from open ocean to estuaries to rivers and bays.

More than the American term "gunkholing" - which specifically denotes the exploration of shallow water irrespective of boat type - the terms "sail and oar" and "voile-aviron" strongly imply a
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christopher
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read and very informative

Super informative and encouraging. Mr. Barnes has put together the best source I have found on the topic of dinghy cruising. Interspersed with his own stories, humor, and seamanship he also covers everything from the traits of a good cruising dinghy to navigation and everything in between. Makes you want to get out on the water. Some of his information is more specific to Northern Europe but it does apply to all season sailing where I live in the Southern U.S. But,
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Queco Jones
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great reference book for those that are taking dinghy sailing to the next level: Dinghy Cruising. It has a good balance of all around information, practical tips and personal experiences of the author. Having Downsized from a 39 footer to dinghy cruising/sailing it reminded me of how much fun “simple” is better. I will continue going back to it as I find the nuances of dinghy cruising.
John Rory Elers Simpson
Great Cruising Guide

Practical and experience based guidance on how to cruise a dinghy safely and enjoyably. Interspersed with interesting voyage and personal experiences.
Fiona Harrison
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of good advice and well laid out.
A.P.
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This inspirational reading. Shows the practical and informative side of utilising small sailing craft to explore the waters of this island.
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