Preface to the Second
When the first 1,000 copies of
Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego were published in 2004, we believed that it
would have taken quite a bit to sell out the stock. On the contrary, without
the slightest advertising but thanks to the words passed on among the
yachtsmen, all copies were sold in less then two years and our book became
the book of reference for the increasing number of sailors planning to sail
till the most extreme coasts of South America. Besides, with many of them a
fruitful co-operation grew up which turned out into useful information and
reporting of new anchorages, resulting from their own experiences.
To our great surprise,
moreover, we find out that our book was appreciated not only by sailors, but
also by passionate day-dreamers of those mythic lands who presumably never
will plough those waves
This new edition, originating
from three more years of sailing in that area, has been carefully updated
and integrated by
new interesting anchorages
and 58 new general and detailed charts.
While we trust it meet the same success of the first edition, we warmly
thank all those who enthusiastically helped us in having it issued.
Turin, July 21th, 2006
Mariolina ROLFO and Giorgio