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The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal that it goes largely unquestioned. The ubiquitous images of rich men on super-yachts sipping Martinis only help cement this image. This book hopes to change all that.

Rick's recent appearance on Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild chronicled his budget lifestyle and adventures aboard Calypso, and introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience - an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a reality, on such a small amount of money. This book is for them and for any experienced sailors who want to cast off the yoke of consumerist yachting and get back to what really matters at sea.

If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own boat, this book is packed full of practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away on the greatest adventure of your life...

Photos and diagrams referenced in this audiobook can be found on sailingcalypso.com. 

©2015 Rick Page (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Kid Hersh
  • 09-06-2021

Excellent book - very helpful

You can tell this is written by a level headed individual who is being realistic with things (combined with his experience). Instead of making broad-sweeping generalities without actually getting to the heart of matters, it is refreshing to get some solid information on a topic that can be hard to even scratch the surface on. The target audience is the vast majority of the population instead of the storybook fantasyland image of the stock broker traders sailing off into the sunset on a 80 foot catamaran with two dozen playgirls. That's not even sailing, ladies and gentlemen, and the title points to right to it: Get Real, Get Gone.

Well done, A+

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  • Jacob Nance
  • 09-06-2021

I didn't expect to like this...

but, I really did. Genuine insight, not peddling naive romanticism. Both humorous and blatanty honest. Excellent narration is a bonus.

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  • escapewheel
  • 13-05-2021

Fantastic

Warning!

DO NOT listen to this while driving to the rat race. You might not get out of the car when you get there.

This was a very enjoyable read. It brought tears to my eyes a couple times. The narration was perfect for the subject.

Thank yall for this book.

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  • M F
  • 04-05-2021

Amazing Book

Rick is an amazing author and solid dude in general. This is a must for those with a calling for the Sea.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-2021

Interesting book with good information

An interesting book full of tips and advice.. well told and useful.
food for thought...Happy sailing

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  • Carpevitae118
  • 05-06-2021

Temptation Temptation

The life portrayed in this book is like a box of chocolates; very very tempting.

Rich has amazing knowhow and years of experience of low budget blue water sailing and he’s happy to share this with his audience. He makes the life of a Sea Gypsy sound extremely attractive.

There’s a lot to be said for the lifestyle and as a life long adventurer i know I’ll be out there myself once my youngest has flown the nest.

Rick makes it all sound so doable and affordable. His book is full of sensible and practical advice which I’ll be referring to. I’d never heard of Rick before but will be following him on his adventures from now on !

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 26-04-2021

Really good book for future sea gypsies

If you are looking for a book to give you some tips in fulfilling your dream of sailing the world or just live aboard in a simple cheap way, look no further.

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