Climate change has made the high latitudes accessible for adventurous sailors, and every year more and more sailors venture in to areas like the Northwest Passage on their own keel. The High Latitudes Sailing book by Jon Amstrup and Bob Shepton has now been published and can be bought via Amazon >>
“… It is not without risks to sail in the high latitudes, but the rewards are far greater – given you prepare our self, the crew and the boat in the best possible way. This is what this book is about, says Jon Amtrup, author of the book “High Latitude Sailing – How to sail in the cold waters of the world”.
Bob Shepton, Tillman Award winner, YJA Apollo Yachtsman of the Year 2013 and one of the most experienced Arctic sailors around, have also contributed to the book. Last week Shepton published his biography “Addicted to Adventure – between rocks and cold places” – so the 79 year young reverend has been very busy. He now prepares for yet another Sail & Climb trip to Greenland this summer.
Jon Amtrup has circumnavigated Svalbard, crossed the Atlantic twice and the North Sea ten times, and cruised extensively in the high latitudes along the Norwegian coast summer and winter. He is the author of Sail to Svalbard, Harbour Guide Bergen-Kirkenes and the authorized sailing biography of HMK Harald V of Norway. Amtrup is a member of The Explorers Club and Royal Geographical Society.
The Polar Circumnavigators Trond Aasvoll and Elena Solovyeva hava also contributed with insight on the North West Passage and the North East Passage respectively.
The book is now launched as Kindle edition on Amazon… click here for further info to buy this sailing book >> “.