A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor  Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean: 100  by Renee PetrilloA Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor  Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean: 100  by Renee Petrillo

A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the…

byRenee Petrillo

Paperback | April 6, 2012

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“It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts, it was the age of landlubber foolishness, it was the epoch of determination, it was the epoch of despair, it was the season of hurricanes, it was a spring of beachcombing…”

If you dream about chucking it all away and sailing toward an island life, read this first

Renee and Michael didn’t have any boating experience and when their plans to remedy that fell through the two had to learn everything the hard way. Despite themselves they managed to get from Miami to Grenada, eventually dropping the anchor of their cruising catamaran at the island of their dreams. Determined to save future sailors from themselves, A Sail of Two Idiots includes lessons Renee and Michael learned and shares them with you as examples of what and what not to do. This a how-to guide wrapped in a funny story—kind of like getting your serving of vegetables from a slice of pizza. Read this and make your dream of sailing away a reality.

Includes:

  • “What Broke?” sections explores the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of a cruising multihull
  • "Island” section provide assessments of the islands of the Caribbean
Title:A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 6, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071779841

ISBN - 13:9780071779845

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable read A well written and very enjoyable read. Definitely worth the monry to buy this book, whether you are just looking to read a story, or, like us, are planning to move to the Caribbean and live aboard.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read Our family are avid sailors and cruise a 35ft cat locally on Lake Ontario. We have thought about taking off for a year and bought this book for an idea of what a longer term, liveaboard journey would entail. Renee writes with insight, humility and great fun. An easy, informative and fun read. We really enjoyed revisiting places in the Bahamas and Caribbean we've cruised as charterers, from the perspective of a liveaboard. Kudos and thanks to her for sharing their adventures, lessons and wisdom. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-07-15