Author Edward Carus' new book, 'Sixty Years behind the Mast', is a thrilling first-hand account of the author's time as a sailor cruising across the Pacific Ocean

Recent release "Sixty Years behind the Mast" from Newman Springs Publishing author Edward Carus is a gripping and exhilarating story of Carus' time as a blue-water sailor in the South Pacific. It follows the author's life leading up to and focuses on his two exciting expeditions to the Marquesas Islands.

Edward Carus, a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, has completed his new book, "Sixty Years behind the Mast": an electrifying and personal autobiography focusing on the author's time as a sailor in the South Pacific. Readers will be captivated by his adventures at sea and Carus' deep love of blue-water cruising.

As Carus states, "During most of my 60 years of sailing, I have been the captain or an officer, and my quarters have always been behind the masts. This book is the story of how small boat cruising provided the opportunity for a number of friends, relatives, and me to become better leaders, willing and loyal followers, more understanding, spiritual, sincerely concerned about the welfare of his shipmates and the environment."

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Edward Carus' engrossing tale will take readers across the Pacific Ocean, where Carus and his yacht, the AEOLUS, are tasked by the Bishop Museum in Honolulu to embark on a journey with fieldworkers to the Marquesas Islands for research purposes. Throughout his exciting story, Edward Carus shows how cruising can motivate a person to become self-confident and develop teamwork and leadership skills.

At the end of the book is a short section where Carus gives advice for those individuals or couples who are seriously interested in blue-water cruising to exotic destinations. He describes some of the joys and pitfalls when making a long passage between two distant ports: "The joy of sighting a small island after a week or two with no land in sight is an indescribably exciting moment. One of the pitfalls is experiencing a mechanical problem with the engine or a failure in the rigging - and the nearest marina is hundreds or even thousands of miles away. There is no Coast Guard to come to your rescue; you are on your own."

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase "Sixty Years behind the Mast" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

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