“…a captivating adventure. I read the book at one setting and was very late to bed.(the book is) beautifully presented and bound, with noble images…half pilot book, half cruising yarn.”
“Vallentine is a semi-retired doctor from Australia with a dry, Aussie humour which he really needs as one crazy nonsense after another gets in his way. He is an unsung hero of ocean sailing.”
– Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World August 2018.
“[whether sailing or taking a river cruise]…this fascinating and entertaining book would be the ideal guide to take along. Everyone interested in cruising off the beaten path…as well as anyone with a specific interest in Russia, will enjoy this book.”
– Ocean Cruising Club book review
“What a fascinating book! Even if you never repeat the history-making voyage of Australian yacht Tainui, this is a great read. If you do plan such a venture, it is compulsory reading.”
– Afloat Magazine
A lively and informative combination journal and cruising guide for those who might follow. Whether you are planning the voyage yourself or just looking for an adventurous tale, Sailing Through Russia is a photo-filled gem that’s well worth the read.
– Cruising World