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Reasonable but could be better
on 7 February 2010
This book isn't bad, it gave me some good ideas, but there are a number of things that let it down:
- The pictures are very generic and only have a loose connection to the words; they don't have captions so you are never sure what they are showing, and at least one is badly photo-shopped with a whale clearly inserted into the foreground.
- A number of factual errors occur in the text, e.g. apparently 'the English Channel is only 6km wide at it's narrowest', that would be news to those that have sailed there!
- In attempting to include 100 experiences they have had to add quite a few non-sailing activities like surfing and wake boarding.
In general the book feels quite soulless, it has been created with agency photos and there are few if any personal touches or experiences in the text.