Ashanti Sails South by Carola Englert

Ashanti Sails South

byCarola Englert, Tanya Freedman

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2016

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After three decades of hard work Carola and Elmar, her husband and captain, are about to fulfil their lifelong dream: To sail south on Ashanti, their CS 36T sailboat. Despite their misgivings of abandoning house and family, and whether their boat and 33-year marriage will survive the adventure, they risk storms and gales to traverse the tumultuous Great Lakes to Florida and the Bahamas.

This journey, like life itself, may not all be smooth sailing, but together they discover many hidden gems. Along the way they reunite with good friends, forge new friendships and meet many well travelled sailors.

Award-winning photographer Carola captures the impact of the places they visit with her vibrant photographs and witty and heart-warming journals. Whether you are an armchair traveller, a seasoned sailor, or are considering making your own dreams a reality, join this astonishing couple on their escapades.

Bon voyage!


Carola along with her husband, son and daughter have always enjoyed the outdoors and spending their leisure time biking, hiking, camping and canoeing.

Throughout their 40 years of running various businesses, Carola and her husband Elmar planned to make their sailing dreams a reality upon retirement. Always passionate about exploring and travelling, they have sailed extensively over the past twenty years.

An avid, award winning photographer and meticulous journalist, the ever-energetic Carola shares their exciting and sometimes dangerous escapades sailing south through Ontario’s September storms. Her articles and photography have been featured in magazines, such as The Port Hole and Sideroads.

As Training Officer for Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, she won the Beldon W Fox Trophy for having taught the most advanced and elective courses with the most students and most passes. Carola and her husband Elmar won the Lemon Hart National Award for saving the life of a boater whose boat burned completely. Her husband also won the A W Ripley Trophy when he was Training Officer. Between 1981 and 1993 Carola took 12 courses, earning her the most coveted ‘Complete Certificate’, while earning 13 merit marks for volunteering to run the squadron at all levels. She also won 1st and 3rd prize at National Conferences for creating a pictorial history of the squadron.

Ashanti Sails South is Carola’s debut travel biography of an exciting year of preparing and sailing south on their CS 36 boat, the Ashanti. She shares, alongside Elmar, her husband and courageous captain, the highlights, the low points, and lessons learned while navigating from Owen Sound in Ontario to Florida, to the Bahamas and back to Florida.

Title:Ashanti Sails SouthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2016Publisher:Carola EnglertLanguage:English

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