Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper

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Title:      Flirting with Mermaids: The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper
Categories:      First Person Accounts
BookID:      40
Authors:      John Kretschmer
ISBN-10(13):      1574091646
Publisher:      Sheridan House
Publication date:      2003-03-01
Edition:      First Paperback
Number of pages:      224
Language:      Not specified
Price:      USD 7.11
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Over the course of twenty years of delivering sailboats to far-flung quaysides, John Kretschmer has had innumerable adventures, both humorous and terrifying. in Flirting with Mermaids, he recounts the most memorable of them.

He crosses the Western Caribbean with a crew of eccentric Swedes researching ancient Mayan mariners, lands in Aden at the outbreak of civil war, and endures a North Atlantic crossing during which he disocvers the existence of Force 13 winds. Approaching Japan at the end of a particularly trying delivery, he finds himself sailing in "a high impact debris zone," but his resolve is unshaken. "If a piece of rocketship jetsam fell out of the sky and sank [me] after encounters with Hurricane Floyd, General Noriega,a tsunami, an erupting volcano, and Typhoon Roy, then it was meant to be."

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