Sail for a Living

Find a Job, Start a Business, Change Your Life

Sue Pelling

Information, inspiration and insider advice will teach you about the wide range of marine careers there are, and how to get into them.
Date Published :
August 2011
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Illustration :
65 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780470975640
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 8.27 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock


There’s a job in or around the water for everyone, and this book tells you how to turn a passion for sailing into a whole new lifestyle.

Discover the realities of a wide range of marine careers, including the perks and the pitfalls. Benefit from insiders’ experiences and advice. Learn industry secrets and salary details.

There’s information on how to get a foot on the ladder as well as how to set up your own charter business or sailing school. Discover jobs you never knew existed and learn the quickest career paths.

Sail for a Living gives you the information and inspiration to change your job – and quite possibly your life.

About The Author

Sue Pelling is a highly experienced sailor and freelance journalist, specialising in yacht racing, marine, lifestyle and travel, producing features for numerous titles including Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Classic Boat, Motorboats and Yachting, Motorboats Monthly and SuperYacht World. She was also the Vice Chairman of the Yachting Journalists’ Association. She started her career as a horse riding instructor but switched careers and used her other passionate hobby of dinghy racing as the basis of her new career. During an eight-year stint at Yachting World she covered most of the world’s major regattas such as the Olympic Games, Vendée Globe, Volvo Ocean Race, Mini Transat and America’s Cup. Sue is also a keen racing sailor with a particular passion for National 12 racing and classic yachts. Her spirited nature has also led her to the extreme side of the sport, including competing the Mini Transat 200-mile, double handed Demi-Clé race, the Fastnet Race, and crewing an Extreme 40 around the Isle of Wight.


"Lots of insider tips."

- Yachting Monthly

"Gives you the information and inspiration to change your job - and quite possibly your life."

- Little Ship Club

"An excellent book."

- Flying Fish

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