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How to give up the desk job and find your perfect new careeron and around the water If working on or near a boat all year round is your idea of heaven, then this book is for you. Author Sue Pelling, an experienced racing sailor and yachting journalist, knows how anyone can create a career calibrated to suit their particular boating passion. In Sail for a Living, she discusses all facets of the boating industry, with sections that cover charter, superyacht, sailing school, marine industry, media, racing, and GAP and summer jobs. Not only does she discuss jobs you never knew existed, she offers tips on the quickest career paths. Loaded with industry secrets and salary details, the book includes extensive interviews from people who enjoy successful careers in the sailing industry, with warnings of the possible pitfalls only those in the industry are away of.Offers an achievable first step into the sailing industry for anyone who wants to escape the traditional rat race The author is a keen racing sailor and journalist who writes for Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, and Practical Boat Owner Whether it's as a dinghy instructor, a superyacht skipper, a sailmaker, or a yachting photographer, there's a job for you--if boats, sailing, and the sea are truly your passion.
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'Looking for a life-change? Or do you have a teenager longing to work in the boating business? Sail for a Living is a guide to getting that dream job, whether as a professional racing sailor, flotilla crew, boatbuilder, Yachtmaster instructor, or one of the many other opportunities you'll discover in this book. It even tells you how to set up your own charter company. Full of advice from those already in the business, this book could help you turn your passion into a career.' (Practical Boat Owner, January 2012). 'If your career is in the Doldrums and you want to start a new life in the marine industry this book is for you. Sue Pelling, a yachting journalist and experienced racing and cruising sailor, looks at all the disciplines. You can find out where to do relevant training, how much it will cost, how to secure your first position and what sort of wages to expect. The book has lots of insider tips from working professionals, including household names like Ben Ainslie and YM's own columnist Tom Cunliffe.' (Yachting Monthly, January 2012)