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Quest and Crew: A True Sailing Adventure by [Beaupre, David]
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Length: 249 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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How many people have dreamed about sailing away and leaving it all behind? Here’s how it happened. ‘Quest and Crew’ is the first book of a four book series. The story begins hours before a devastating Category 5 hurricane obliterates the south shore of Grenada. It’s a story about the many twists and turns that life can take. The sailboat Quest gained a new lease on life with a complete retrofit in the backwoods of North Carolina. The job of the crew becoming real sailors began in North Palm Beach. On a clear starry night, we left South Florida on a hope enveloped by a dream. Finding ourselves only at the beginning of a new adventure, we set sail and anchored one island at a time through the Bahamas. The Caribbean is a few books away. Here is a glimpse into the powerful attraction of sailboats and sapphire water. ‘Quest and Crew’ is all about the joy of success as well as what it takes to overcome the occasional disaster. From beginning to end, the book is about transforming a rookie crew and beautiful old boat into a sailing adventure. Come for the hurricane, stay for the story.

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David Beaupre lives with his wife of 30 years in Fall River, Tennessee where they built and operate a small family winery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1480 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Publisher: buddha bees; 1 edition (April 18 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JST34ZC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #75,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As seasoned Canadian Blue Water Cruisers, we have read our share of sailing books, yet “Quest And Crew” is by far, the absolute best cruising adventure - bar none! Our first introduction to the author was through articles he wrote for "Gam Magazine" and we recognized the author and the name of his boat while browsing through the kindle book titles. Whether you are planning to go off-shore or an “arm chair sailor” just dreaming about it, you must read this book because from start to finish you will not be able to put it down!
With absolutely no clue of how to sail, the writer takes you on an adventure from the moment of his having to "sell" the very idea of "them buying a boat and going off-shore" to his wife. He then takes you through the purchase of the boat and the process of acquiring the knowledge needed to finally becoming Blue Water Sailors. With just the right amount of humour, the writer displays an uncanny ability to impart knowledge to the reader. This book is so articulately written, it even contains a glossary of terms at the end.
In our opinion, the rating scale at Amazon does not go high enough for what this book has to offer and it would be a bargain at twice the price!

Marlene & John Wallace
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
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Really enjoyed this book. Good balance of sailing and land based stories! And honest about their steep learning curve! Well written
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Entertaining story of how a couple transitioned from no sailing experience to Caribbean expert sailors in a a couple of uears
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa2d6d2dc) out of 5 stars 44 reviews
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HASH(0xa34cae58) out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK! GREAT ADVENTURE!! July 29 2014
By REBECCA J RIVANIS - Published on Amazon.com
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No matter if you are a novice or a sea worthy nautical kinda person - as you read this book, it will take you on an adventure through the experiences of Dave and Wendy. I could only wish that I had the courage as they did to brave the seas and live the life aquatic. Page after page will keep you guessing on what will happen next.
I recommend this book to anyone who longs for what we all threaten one day to do............to stop the world and get on a boat and let may happen be part of what defines us and we are better because of it!!
Thank you Dave and Wendy for sharing your experiences..........
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HASH(0xa52f40c0) out of 5 stars It always amazes me how great authors suck you in to a book in the ... July 11 2014
By Becky Wills - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is incredible. It always amazes me how great authors suck you in to a book in the first pages and Beaupre absolutely does that. I couldn’t wait to finish it. I read the book and am ready for the sequel; it is too short!!!!!

Any husband and wife who have boated together especially in Florida, can relate to the experiences shared in this book. I highly recommend it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa52f4084) out of 5 stars I am glad I went along for the ride! Aug. 20 2014
By Pk Shiu - Published on Amazon.com
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When you think of being adventurous, are you thinking about trying a new restaurant down the street? Taking a vacation to a new city, or a new country? Give hang gliding a go? How about packing up your life and sailing away to the Caribbean even if you have never touched a sailboat before? This is what David and Wendy did, and I joined in on the adventure by reading Quest and Crew, their autobiographical memoir.

The book started with a slightly dry prose as it describes Quest's encounter with a hurricane. After a chapter or two the story took over and I couldn't put it down. David flips the timeline between their newbie preparation on learning to sail, preparing the boat and all the exciting encounters as they sail their way down to the Caribbean. I learnt a lot about sailing too, but I mostly was drawn into their lives on and off deck.

If you are a sailor, this book is an obvious choice. Even if you are not, like me, I was glad I went along for the ride metaphorically, on board the Bayfield 36.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa52f4378) out of 5 stars For Sailors and “Land-Lubbers” April 29 2014
By Rena Colvard - Published on Amazon.com
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What a fun read this is. For experienced sailors - I imagine you will find the description of living through a hurricane “interesting”. As a non-sailor I was riveted by the story – I read it so quickly (to make sure the crew and boat were okay) that I had to read it a second time to fully appreciate what they went through.
The stories in this book are very entertaining and engaging. I laughed out loud throughout the book and often shook my head in amazement at what this couple experienced in deciding to live aboard a sail boat. For anyone imagining life at sea, this is a must-read. For my fellow ‘land-lubbers’, it’s also a must-read for the sheer fun of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa52f4870) out of 5 stars Funny and inspiring July 8 2014
By T.R. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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I don’t have a boat nor do I think that I will ever go sailing to the Caribbean. I bought the book because the author promised it to be a ‘fast paced adventure story set in Paradise’. I was hooked from the first chapter. What struck me was how well the author described the many problems that he encountered getting an old boat prepared for sea. He does it with humor and a good dollop of sarcasm. But what I liked the most was that he never gave up, even when the going was hard. It is always good to read a true account of someone who succeeds. From this perspective it is a very upbeat story that was very inspiring. I absolutely recommend this ‘sailing adventure’.