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"Don't even think of buying a boat until you have read this book" Tom Cunliffe (legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster).

The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal that it goes largely unquestioned. The ubiquitous images of rich men on super-yachts sipping Martinis only help cement this image. This book hopes to change all that.

Rick’s recent appearance on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild chronicled his budget lifestyle and adventures aboard Calypso, and introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience – an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a reality, on such a small amount of money. This book is for them and for any experienced sailors who want to cast off the yoke of consumerist yachting and get back to what really matters at sea.

If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own boat, this book is packed full of practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away on the greatest adventure of your life…

About the Author

Rick Page holds an honours degree in Disaster Engineering and Management and is a regular contributor to Cruising Helmsman magazine. He became a RYA qualified skipper in 2008 and has lived aboard every day since 2007 when he bought his first boat Marutji - a steel Van de Stadt 34 (pictured on the cover). Jasna Tuta is a primary school teacher and a qualified Dinghy Sailing Instructor. She has been living the sea gypsy life since 2010 and has published over 200 magazine pages and 64 radio shows. Marutji was also her first boat. She regularly holds sailing courses and talks in Italy and Slovenia, splices rope to chain like it was string, and makes the world's best lasagna. No question. They are both living aboard their current boat Calypso somewhere in the Pacific.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2925 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012BYBDD0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good content presented in a way that's both concise and funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring stuff, built on a base of solid advice
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5.0 out of 5 stars You wont need an RYA Yachtmaster to enjoy this!
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Peelie
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an inspiring take on pursuing the dream...Rick explains how it really is not just a dream!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2020
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Corinne W-T
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read about sailing, living and everything...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to self sufficient sailing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy and understanding reading
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Athol Strachan
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit negative
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Real, Get Gone, Get this book.
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Adam Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Teetering on the brink of going? This book will give you a nudge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to transitioning to a life on the open sea
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock solid tough love advice for a audience of dreamers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 December 2019
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