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Sustainable Sailing: Go Green When You Cast Off

Sustainable Sailing: Go Green When You Cast Off

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Sustainable Sailing: Go Green When You Cast Off

Sustainable Sailing: Go Green When You Cast Off

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Product Overview

Product No:
24571
Author:
Dieter Loibner
Publisher:
Sheridan House
ISBN:
9781574092844
Edition Date:
October 2009
Pages:
210
Size:
149 x 227 x 15 mm
Weight:
358 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
33145 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Offering advice to sailors on 'going green,' this timely book embraces the growing trend toward sustainable lifestyles and shows how "clean boating" can be both practical and enjoyable.

Sailing is by nature a sustainable activity, but polluted waters and crowded marinas, boatyards, and anchorages are signs that problems must be addressed in order to keep it that way. What does "green" mean anyway? Is it improved efficiency? More considerate behavior? Greater awareness and less ignorance? It is all of the above and more, but one thing it is not is a luxury.

"Going green" is becoming the norm, while "staying dirty" will become increasingly expensive, inconvenient, and, eventually, obsolete. Dieter Loibner shows sailors how to reduce their carbon footprint and lessen their impact on the environment as well as how to be a positive force for change.

Topics covered include:

  • Clean-boating initiatives and advice from longtime cruisers
  • Tweaking the boat - miracles of efficiency (from rigging to maintenance)
  • Optimizing onboard systems (from renewable energy sources to LED lights)
  • Simple, smart, and cost-effective solutions (from where to moor to which cleaning agents to avoid)

Dieter Loibner, an editor and boating writer, holds a PhD in journalism. He has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles about sailing for publications around the world and collaborated with many of the world's most successful sailing photographers. His international sailing and racing career spans more than 30 years. He is the author of The Folkboat Story.

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