The author tells why old age shouldn't be a barrier to the cruising life and gives examples of nonagenians she knows. Includes tips for older cruisers.
One neophyte's long-term plan to get him and his wife cruising, including learning to sail, choosing a boat, joining a rally, double-handing the return voyage, and eventually winning a navigation prize.
Here's a good place to whet your appetite and learn the basics about the adventure of ocean sailing. This organization publishes independent, non-commercial guides and news on ocean sailing, as well as mountaineering, polar treks and other adventures.
One man's database of decision-making aids, with detailed discussions of his goals, strategy, plan, challenges and research. Detailed pages on the costs of buying a boat and of living aboard and cruising, with calculators you can use to figure your needs and capabilities. Also Contains a huge grab bag of information about lifestyle choices. Contains excerpts from hard-to-find bulletin board and newsgroup postings, as well as links to useful sites and vendor pages. First-rate resource!
One marine-novelist's experience setting out in a 31-foot cutter. A potpourri of thoughts and advice and lessons-learned written particularly for the would-be cruiser.