With little sailing experience and in her late 50s, Gina de Vere left her comfortable home with her second husband, a passionate sailor. Needless to say, her life turned upside down. Life at sea is not all ‘plain sailing’. She experiences medical emergencies, foreboding weather and a new relationship that’s thrown in the spot light in the most crammed conditions, but the joys of sailing and the freedom of life at sea far outweigh these struggles.
15 years on, she’s still a full time cruiser and on her adventures has met countless other inspirational and courageous Blue Water Women, 40 of whom she has interviewed for this book.
Practical sailing tips and trustworthy advice are interwoven with the inspirational real-life stories of these sailor women from around the globe, from novices to professionals. Through their shared experiences and de Vere’s frank advice, this book provides an entertaining yet pragmatic look at how to live your best life on the open water.