Ask Me Anything About Sailing Around The World
An interview about sailing around the world, fishing, and living aboard sailboats.
Ask Me Anything About Sailing Around the World is an interview with Lance Gettler. It consists of a series of 185 questions, detailed stories, and captivating photos about sailing, sailboats, and circumnavigation of the globe. Drawing on 10 years of personal experience delivering yachts, fishing onshore and off, and living aboard ship, the author brings a wealth of firsthand experience suitable for any reader—whether an aspiring sailor or simply an armchair enthusiast. Ask me anything… is one of a series of five books about sailing by Lance Gettler. For the story of an international non-stop delivery from Auckland to Seattle, check out Nothing Goes to Weather Like a Delivery Crew.
About the Author:
In 2001, 31-year-old Lance Gettler sold everything he owned, bought a sailboat he’d never seen over the internet and went sailing around the world. He didn’t know how to sail and had only been sailing once before, nine years prior. Lance is now a professional delivery captain, delivering yachts worldwide. From 2005 to 2006, he sailed around the world aboard his 41′ ketch with his brother, who didn’t know how to sail either. In 2011 alone, he logged more than 12,000 nm at sea aboard three different sailboats.
To the present day, he lives aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean, working on and repairing sailboats. He is also active in the sport fishing industry and fishes for a living. While at sea, he lives primarily off the fish he catches himself, a lifestyle he elaborates on in his next book, Fishing to Live.
St. Thomas – Panama – through the Panama Canal – Galapagos – Marquesas – Tuamotu’s -Tahiti – Tonga – Fiji – Australia – Cocos Keeling – Rodriguez – Mauritius – South Africa – St. Thomas
Email your questions to: Lance@DeCaptain.com