John Kretschmer has been in the breezes, as Joshua Slocum put it, most of his life. A professional sailor and writer, he is an accomplished ocean voyager, having logged more than 300,000 offshore miles, including a long ago record-breaking voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, sailing a 32′ sloop against the wind. He has made 26 transatlantic crossings, and numerous long passages in all the world’s oceans. To put that into perspective, his sailing miles translate into about 10 trips around the world, or sailing to the moon and a 1/3 of the way back. He has written 7 books and hundreds of articles. His book, Sailing a Serious Ocean, was an international sailing best seller, and At the Mercy of Sea, was chosen as one the best nonfiction books of 2007 (US).
Talk and Book Signing Details:
Thursday June 20th – 7pm
301 Watson Street West, Whitby, ON
Due to high water levels, the Boulevard Club event has been cancelled
Books available to purchase – Cost to attend is $10, payable at the door. CASH ONLY