“This is a lovely book, and many of the passages are so well written the reader is transported to another place. It is also a realistic tale and paints well the challenges, and the rewards, of such a grand activity.”
“Many people dream about undertaking an ambitious voyage but few do. Captain Tisch realized his dream and shares his evocative and well-written account. I was fortunate to be a small part of this voyage but enjoyed experiencing its entirety through his book – I know you will too.”
Capt. Curtis Hoff, PhD - Cruisers’ Net.net
“The pages ahead give not only valuable technical information on how they accomplished their goals but give good insight too to the incredible people they met and exotic places they called upon during their ocean voyage of a lifetime. “
Jim Leishman, Co-Founder Nordhavn Yachts
“Across the Wild Pacific is a must read for those who are adventurous and willing to go beyond the beaten path.”
Gus Gialamas M.D., Chair Operation Rainbow
“Randy Tisch has written a comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to blue water cruising in offshore yachts. The book describes the cruises, preparation, and challenges that he and Rebecca faced in short-handed ocean passages. Randy’s accounts of their cruising experiences in the Atlantic and Caribbean, including preparation and crossing of the Pacific to New Zealand, are fun to read, enlightening, and most helpful.
This is a good read for any sailor, whether thinking about going offshore or reclining in a comfortable chair.”
Bill Martin, Sailing Hall of Fame Honoree and
Past President of the U.S. Sailing
"Crossing the Wild Pacific" is the true adventure story of Randy and Rebecca Tisch’s crossing of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean taken from the Captain’s Log of the yacht Argo. It is appealing both to experienced sailors, as well as dreamers, or anyone interested in settling back in a comfortable chair and enjoying this “virtual tour” of the world via private yacht. The book describes in wonderfully vivid and interesting detail the passages they made, the storms and difficulties encountered, as well as some of the technical aspects of operating an ocean cruiser. Argo departed from Stuart, Florida, and visited The Bahamas, Jamaica, Columbia, the Panama Canal, The Galapagos, The Marquesas Islands, The Tuamotus, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and Fiji. Readers learn about ocean and weather conditions during the voyage, as well as the unique people and cultures of the islands they visited. The book is full of pictures and illustrations.