Sign up, register your sailing plans and set your sails for Summer Sailstice - you'll have a great time on the water, plus you'll be in the draw to win a copy of this beautiful and captivating book about a woman, a man, and a South Pacific cruise. It might just entice you to expand your next Summer Sailstice sailing horizons.
Sally-Christine sailed thousands of blue-water miles aboard the custom designed 65’ Convergence, with her husband West Marine founder, Randy Repass and two longtime friends, along with three children - twin 4-yr-olds and a 9-yr-old. The crew sailed from Santa Cruz, California, to the Marquesas, 3,000 nautical miles in 15 days. The book chronicles crossing the Pacific and sailing throughout French Polynesia on a sometimes harrowing, often heart-warming journey. The back of the book reviews in detail hundreds of products used in every system on the boat —what worked and what didn't. It's practical romance!
Convergence anchored in Tonga, 2006.
'I want the reader to come along with us as part of the crew.
I want them to see the things we saw, smell the scents of paradise and revel in the wonders we encountered.' - Sally-Christine Rodgers.
Sally-Christine and her family enjoying the clear Pacific waters.
'This book is about a voyage to and around the South Seas with three children aboard the Wylie 65 cat ketch Convergence. The author's splendid presentation and down-to-earth style (with frequent homage to her seafaring father) ranks this as one of the best cruising books we've ever seen... Every spread in Convergence comes alive with excellent photography. If we had to be stuck on a desert island with only one book to read, this would be an excellent choice. Go get a copy!' - Latitude 38
Proceeds from book sales are Donated to Marine Conservation groups such as: Elkhorn Slough Foundation; Golden Gate Salmon Association; Marine Mammal Center - in partnership with Club Nautique; Northwest Maritime Center; Potomac Dolphin Project - Georgetown University; Save Our Shores; Tag a Giant - Stanford Hopkins Marine Lab; UCSC Long Marine Lab; Watsonville Wetlands Watch.
Convergence - A Voyage Through French Polynesia also makes a great gift! So don't just wait to see if you get lucky, grab a copy now, and enjoy it while you wait for your sailing season to begin.
Available at -
West Marine, in selected stores and at westmarine.com
Captain's Nautical Supplies 2500 15th Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119
Bluewater Books & Charts 3233 Southwest 2nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Beautifully written and illustrated - 'A Voyage Through French Polynesia' is not to be missed. That goes for the book and the actual voyage!'