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Flirting With Mermaids : The Unpredictable Life of a Sailboat Delivery Skipper - Reprint (Paperback)

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The adventure-laden tales of a sailboat delivery skipper, in his own words. Consistently captivating, John Kretschmer's stories are alternately funny and harrowing.
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."
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: John Kretschmer
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2018
TCIN: 53582115
UPC: 9781493035298
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-8189

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