If you want to sail in the high latitudes some day, then the new cruising guide Sail to Svalbard could be the first step in the right direction. It is the most comprehensive sailing guide for the Svalbard archipelago, with descriptions of 96 anchorages and harbors. The guide also takes you through the preparations, planning, equipment and how to apply for the permits.
The guide is authored by Jon Amtrup, who circumnavigated Spitsbergen, the biggest island on Svalbard, last year and says it was an adventure that had it all: remoteness, ice, polar bears, total silence, scary moments and interesting people.
The preparations, research, fitting out of the boat, acquiring permits and planning for such an adventure is extensive and this guide takes you through the paces. It also includes a comprehensive harbor guide for the area that thoroughly describes 96 anchorages and harbors on the islands.
Sail to Svalbard is the first and only cruising and harbor guide that focuses on the arctic area.
To order the book, go to www.mamut.net.