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ePub The Missing Centimetre: One Family's Atlantic Sailing Adventure download
Author:
Leon Schulz
ISBN13:
978-0956276209
ISBN:
0956276202
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Publisher:
Outworn Creed Ltd (January 1, 2010)
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Subcategory:
Water Sports
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1545 kb
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1960 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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460

Leon Shultz book is both an enjoyable read for anyone interested in long distance cruising under sail, and a great .

Leon Shultz book is both an enjoyable read for anyone interested in long distance cruising under sail, and a great tool to those dreaming of taking off for a year or more. It paints an engaging picture of long-term cruising, with lots of information for everyone interested in the classic Atlantic circuit. And here one finds the real strength of the book: Leon Schulz not only describes how a dream comes true, but also about all doubts, which inevitably come with the realization of a dream. He encourages the readers in a humorous, understandable and exemplary way, explaining how to realize such a dream.

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This is the inspiring story of an ordinary family, with ordinary sailing experience and a common dream, who, together, achieve something extraordinary. Written as they sailed, the story is one of transformation, of a family, growing together, learning to take big decisions, dangers, challenges and new worlds in their stride

Sabbatical at Sea: A Family sets Sail. We fetched the scissors and cut out one centimetre. We glued the two parts together. The missing centimetre was lying on the table.

Sabbatical at Sea: A Family sets Sail. It was only one centimetre shorter. You could hardly tell the difference! It still looked pretty long to us – long enough for the life that most of us live. It looked minuscule, yet it could be filled with as much experience as some whole lifetimes. If we dared! The game of cutting measuring tapes was put aside and the missing centimetre was thrown into the drawer of my bedside table. It was soon forgotten.

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They are a normal family with a normal family life - until the day REGINA .

They are a normal family with a normal family life - until the day REGINA happens. A wonderful sailing yacht, which minimizes doubts and fears and makes dreams come true. Packed with humour and self-irony, absolutely understandable and with extreme honesty, the author Leon Schulz describes, how an economically secure everyday life containing of mother, father and two school kids become a blue water crew.

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  • Leon did a great job in putting together a down to earth nuts and bolts sailing chronicle for the entire family to enjoy. Not only did Leon give some interesting sailing tidbits along the way, but it was a great motivator for me to see what it took to get Leon and his family committed to breaking away from the "rat race" - he showed it can be done - no excuses! With the wife reading it now, the dream may become a reality sooner rather than later!

    I was hooked from page one and, having sailed to many of the same places that Leon mentioned, it made the read that much more enjoyable! A definite "must read" for the "armchair" sailor as well as those already on the water.

  • Leon Shultz book is both an enjoyable read for anyone interested in long distance cruising under sail, and a great tool to those dreaming of taking off for a year or more.
    It paints an engaging picture of long-term cruising, with lots of information for everyone interested in the classic Atlantic circuit. Although the good is emphasised over the bad, the overall presentation is realistic, and fits our own experience of cruising 5 months/year for 17 years.
    It was fascinating to follow the decision making process that lead to the family making an abrupt right turn, for Maderia (some 500 miles away) instead of going on down the Portuguese coast to Lisbon.
    While it makes no pretense of being a textbook on sailing, or a cruising guide, it includes lots of information that will help the reader form his/her own opinions of the information in the textbooks and sailing magazines.
    Although written from a European starting point, the book is just as useful to an American.
    There is fine humor in several spots, such as when an English cruiser picked up a ringing payphone in Les Saintes, and passed it to Leon to deal with an irate Frenchman who thought he was calling someone back in Paris. Leon is a Swede who speaks perfect English and German, but his schoolboy French makes for much more fun than comprehension.

  • The impressive message of this book is found in the description of a vision and how it turns into reality.

    The way the entire family jointly ponders over their dream, which, for them, is a year-long sailing trip, and how it slowly develops and becomes more and more detailed, despite the fact that, in the beginning, it is believed to remain a dream forever... - all this is described so comprehensibly by Leon Schulz.

    Many readers will recognize the thoughts about a big project as well as about life in general, but also about the following alignment between dream and feasibility.

    And here one finds the real strength of the book: Leon Schulz not only describes how a dream comes true, but also about all doubts, which inevitably come with the realization of a dream. He encourages the readers in a humorous, understandable and exemplary way, explaining how to realize such a dream.

    The way, in which a firmly rooted Swedish family turns into a "blue-water-crew", which, amongst others, sails in the wake of "Captain Jack Sparrow", is not only easy to follow and to understand. At the same time, the book is an esteeming and easy to read encouragement, how dreams can come true.

    The fact that interesting, detailed and competent information about technical, as well as personal issues, are included for the becoming "blue-water-sailor", enhances the value of the book.

    Unfortunately, the book is, so far, only published in English, but the easily understandable text makes it a good read also for readers not having English as their first language.

  • I think that this book is perfect for people who already own a sailing boat, probably only sail in their local area, but dream of sailing across oceans. It nicely combines the reassurance that any ordinary sailing family 'can do it' with sailing tips on a wide range of relevant subjects. There is no drama and much of the prose covers the ordinary routines of blue water cruising, which would be boring to a non sailor, but meat and drink to those who are just getting caught by the sailing bug. Leon Schulz is not writing in his native tongue, so perhaps understandably, in places I found the style rather staccato, perhaps with too many short sentences. However he conveys the excitement of selling up and leaving the land based life for the sea very well... at times it is rather like 'Alice in Wonderland' as he is constantly amazed at the realization that they are actually achieving their dream of being blue water cruisers. But this makes it all the more believable for those who hanker after following in his wake. Although I did not feel that the photographs were exceptional the book is beautifully designed and produced.

  • Dear Leon,
    Your book has made my dream come true. We are now two instead of one, sharing the same dream.
    My wife read it and came to the conclusion that it is time for us to do the same thing. Before
    she started reading she was not really committed.
    Your book was so inspiring that she is pushing hard to get ready for our Cruise. I recommend anyone who might be in the same situation as myself, to read and share this book with your partner.