Tips for your first three-week summer cruise, with an emphasis on comfort and crew morale. 5 pages with cartoons.
Snippets of advice about planning a long voyage. After visiting 547 ports, the author discusses choices, including displacement, rig, furling system, anchoring system, communications gear, and more. 6 pages with photos.
How to avoid over-stressing yourself and disappointing anyone when setting a schedule.
An argument for going for a short sail before setting out on a longer voyage.
The author argues that trying to control the weather, the inanimate objects aboard your boat, and your cruising schedule are worthless exercises. Better to learn to devalue planning and appreciate nature.