Suzanne van der Veeken con OCEAN NOMAD: The Complete Atlantic Sailing Crew Guide - How to Catch a Sailboat Ride & Contribute to a Healthier Ocean (English Edition)No boat? No budget? No sailing experience? But an urge for ocean adventure... No problem!
Sail the Atlantic Ocean as a Crew Member
Discover what it feels like to wake up on the ocean, breathe the ocean air, have the wind in your hair, navigate by the stars, live simple and resourceful, and be eye to eye with dolphins. Day in, day out. Travelling an ocean on someone else’s sailing boat is not a straightforward endeavour. To be ready to expect the unexpected, careful investigation and preparation is essential. In this ocean travel crew guide you will discover HOW TO:
- Start the sailing adventure! Take that first step out the door.
- Find a boat: where, when and why.
- Plan, pack, prepare and provision as crew.
- Check safety, reliability and the happy-factor of the boat, captain & crew.
- Deal with seasickness, limited resources, waste, watch-keeping & more.
- Make a positive difference for the health of the ocean.
Packed with practical advice and stories, Ocean Nomad guides you from the idea of “someday I would like to sail the ocean”, to sipping a coconut on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean celebrating the achievement.
About the Author
Suzanne Van Der Veeken hitched her first ride across the Atlantic as a complete sailing newbie. She has now sailed across the Atlantic three times on a strangers’ sailboat. In fact, she has explored almost every ocean on the planet with this adventurous way of travel. She has figured out how (and how not) to catch sailboat rides. Her ocean adventures have amazed her to the beauty of nature, but also the challenges the oceans are facing. With Ocean Nomad, Suzanne aims to help adventure-seekers experience the magic of the high seas, to broaden horizons, and encourage positive change for the ocean. You can learn more about the book and author on Oceanpreneur.co
"“A highly organized and helpful book with routes, ports, websites, and even some of the bars you should hang-out or go duckwalking to find your ride. Clear thinking and attention to details make Ocean Nomad useful to any captain or crew for an ocean passage. Her passion for conservation and sustainability offers insight into a ‘vagabond’ lifestyle that is also socially responsible.” - Yachting World
“This ambitious ocean travel guide book is the spark that will ignite your sense of adventure and provoke your compassion to create a better world.” Monique Mills - Captain & Ocean Advocate
“An inspiration and fantastic guide on boat hitchhiking and ocean preservation. It should be on every yacht out there at sea.” - Steve Green (Yacht Master Instructor and Ocean Master)
“A must read for everyone who loves the ocean. Suus hands you the guidelines for sailing adventures and she clears the path for all your ‘but what ifs’ and the ‘yes buts’….. Yes, the book is about amateur crewing and loving the ocean, but most of all she encourages you to take the step to pursue the dream instead of postponing it. So read the book, explore what works for you and create your own adventure!” - Lonneke Rentinck (Aspiring Sailor)
“I was absolutely amazed: is it really possible to cross an ocean if you don’t have sailing experience!? Inspired by Suzanne’s adventures and her very well provided details and information on the subject, I felt totally ready to throw off the bowlines myself. And I did!” Janneke Dijkhuis (Ocean Hitch-Sailor)
“Ocean Nomad is a huge value bomb that makes even the stiffest armchair traveler want to get up, hitch a sailboat ride, and sail across the Atlantic ocean. It also does a great job in creating awareness of the grave state the oceans are in, and of the huge impact we can make – if only we choose to.” Jordan Smith
“ Her passion is unwavering and her commitment to saving our oceans is sincere. I had the opportunity to meet her at the Our Oceans conference in Malta and she is "The Real Deal". This book makes a great gift for the Holiday's.” - Jim Ries