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December 15, 2016: Read about Carola in the Georgetown Local Newspaper:

Georgetown traveller hosting book launch on recent trip

Local resident Carola Englert travelled from Canada to Florida and the Bahamas on a boat and wants to share the experience with the world.

Englert, an award winning photographer and writer, has written a travel biography called Ashanti Sails South where she invites the public to read on her adventure. This biography inspires and informs everyone wanting to pursue their own unique adventurous lifestyle.

Ashanti Sails South is about a couple sharing an exciting year preparing and sailing south on Ashanti, their CS 36 sailboat. Englert recounts how she and Elmar, her husband and courageous captain, planned and made this lifestyle possible.

On Dec. 18, Englert will be hosting a book launch from 2-4:30 p.m. to talk about her adventures. RSVP to contact@ashantisailssouth.com and receive the address.

In the News: December 7th, 2016:

Area writer inspires sailors, travellers to go for dreams with new book

North Haltons Carola Englert and her husband Elmar spent a year preparing and sailing on Ashanti, their CS 36T sailboat; they traveled from Ontario to Florida, the Bahamas and back to Florida.

Afterward, Englert wrote about the adventure and included her own photographs in her biography Ashanti Sails South. Her book launch will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Georgetown. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP to contact@ashantisailssouth.com. Englert will be signing copies of her first book.

To sail south, the couple had to abandon house and family, and risk storms and gales to traverse the tumultuous Great Lakes to Florida and the Bahamas. They wondered whether their boat and 33-year marriage would survive.

Englart shares their exciting and sometimes dangerous escapades sailing south through Ontario’s September storms. Her articles and photography have been featured in magazines, such as The Port Hole and Sideroads.

Her vibrant photographs and witty, heart-warming journals describe the important and historical places they visited, along with their personal impact.

She also provides advice and lessons learned, along with a wealth of resources to help you prepare and stay organized for your own expeditions.

Englert and her husband have been teaching various Canadian power and sale squadron courses for years. They’ve been sailing and spending every winter for the last 18 years in Florida. They are “all-kinds-of-weather” sailors, never shying away from challenges.

They also won the Lemon Hart National Award for saving the life of a boater whose boat burned completely.

The couple made the lifestyle possible by running various businesses over three decades.

The book’s proceeds will go to ALS. It’s available for purchase for $26.95. Go to http://ashantisailssouth.com/ for details. (See below for book launch details and RSVP contact number.)

(Steve LeBlanc is the news/sports editor of the Milton Canadian Champion. He can be reached at sleblanc@miltoncanadianchampion.com .)

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Local Author Inspires Sailors and Travellers to Go for Their Dreams!

Book launch: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Georgetown, Ontario—Carola Englert, an award winning photographer and writer, has written the long-awaited travel biography, Ashanti Sails South. Whether you are an avid sailor or an aspiring traveller, this fun and exciting travel biography inspires and informs everyone wanting to pursue their own unique adventurous lifestyle.

Ashanti Sails South is about an exciting year of a couple preparing and sailing south on Ashanti, their CS 36 sailboat. The ever-energetic Carola recounts how she and Elmar, her husband and courageous captain, planned and made this lifestyle possible.

With her intriguing European background, enjoying a full and exciting life, Carola would be glad to discuss her extensive travel experiences. She can talk about the book, which includes the highlights, low points and lessons learned navigating Ashanti from Ontario to Florida, the Bahamas and back to Florida.

Carola will provide much colourful and interesting material (photos and content) for local and national readers.

About the Book:

After three decades of hard work, Carola and her husband Elmar are about to fulfil their lifelong dream: to sail south on Ashanti, their CS 36 sailboat.

Even though relatives delay their departure and despite misgivings of abandoning house and family, Carola and Elmar venture across the tumultuous Great Lakes to Florida and the Bahamas.

This sailing adventure, like their 33-year marriage, may not all be smooth sailing, but Carola and Elmar discover many hidden gems along the way. They reunite with good friends, meet a host of well-travelled sailors, and forge new friendships.

Carola’s vibrant photographs and witty, heart-warming journals describe the many important and historical places they visit and their personal impact.

Join the adventure! Face enormous waves and ferocious cold fronts, beat into bone-chilling winds, and play chicken with a navy destroyer. Share breathtaking sunsets, serene swamps and some of the best beaches in the south. Carola’s advice includes lessons learned and a wealth of resources to help you prepare and stay organized for your own exciting expeditions.

Whether you are an armchair traveller, a seasoned sailor, or are considering making your own dreams a reality, you will enjoy this astonishing couple’s escapades.

Bon voyage!

About the Author:

Carola Englert is an avid, award winning photographer and meticulous journalist. As Training Officer, she won the Beldon W Fox Trophy for having taught the most advanced and elective courses with the most students and most passes. They won the Lemon Hart National Award for saving the life of a boater whose boat burned completely. Her husband also won the A W Ripley Trophy when he was Training Officer. Between 1981 and 1993 Carola took 12 courses, earning her the most coveted ‘Complete Certificate’, while earning 13 merit marks for volunteering to run the squadron at all levels. She also won 1st and 3rd prize at National Conferences for creating a pictorial history of the squadron.

Carola shares their exciting and sometimes dangerous escapades sailing south through Ontario’s September storms. Her articles and photography have been featured in magazines, such as ‘The Port Hole’ and ‘Sideroads’. For more information, please see the website author page: http://ashantisailssouth.com/author

Book Launch: 

Sunday December 18, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

RSVP ASAP to contact@ashantisailssouth.com.  Address in Georgetown to be confirmed upon RSVP.

Author will sign copies of the book.  A percentage of all book sales goes to support ALS.

To ask further questions, or set up an interview quickly, please contact Carola Englert at contact@ashantisailssouth.com or call (289) 401-8385.

Further information and Author Photos are available on the site:  http://ashantisailssouth.com.

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FAQs

Q1: How did Carola and her husband make this lifestyle possible?

A:  Over three decades of running various businesses, we planned to make our sailing dreams a reality sooner rather than later.

Q2: What or who inspired them to sail, rather than buy a plane or other modes of seeing the world?

A: Learning to fly planes was an option too, but our passion for sailing solidified, because of a mentor who taught us to navigate.  Eventually, we taught various Canadian Power and Sail Squadron Courses. Canada offers an amazing variety of places to sail and we have always enjoyed the outdoors, spending our leisure time biking, hiking, camping and canoeing.

Q3: How did your family and your marriage fare during and after the 6 months adventures?

A: This was one of the unknowns for us, but we went for it and our marriage grew stronger.

Q4: How often have you sailed over the years?

A: At every opportunity and we have been sailing and spending every winter for the past 18 years in Florida. Carola and Elmar are ‘all kinds of weather’ sailors, never shying away from challenges. Elmar is one of few sailors who sail out of the dock and sails back in.

Q5: How did you know when was the right time for you to make that leap of faith?

A: Inspired by our mentor, we discussed it, planned it and then went for it.

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You may order your  Ashanti Sails South ebook here: books2read.com/u/bpGYZJ or insert B01N7GJB5E in search bar in your preferred Amazon account.

If you prefer to buy a signed print copy, please order it directly from the author by emailing her: Contact@AshantiSailsSouth.com

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