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Around the World Single-handed

Around the World Single-handed

The Cruise of the "Islander"

  • Author: Harry Pidgeon
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486259463
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 232
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Fascinating firsthand narrative recounts author's circumnavigation of the globe in 34-foot sailboat he built himself. Tropical islands, natives, exotic ports, storms, near-shipwreck, many other adventures. 61 photographs.

Solitaire Spirit

Solitaire Spirit

Three Times Around the World Single-Handed

  • Author: Les Powles
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408155915
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 328
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Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world. Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors. Les was in his 50s when he built himself a yacht with little prior knowledge of boatbuilding. Remarkably he made it across the Atlantic, though his navigation skills didn't match his boatbuilding abilities; his first landfall was Brazil. He'd been aiming for Barbados - 100 miles north, and in a different hemisphere! Three complete solo circumnavigations followed, all of them full of incident. The last one saw him given up for dead when he hadn't been heard from for four months. His boat had been damaged in a storm, he'd lost all communications and had virtually run out of food. When he sailed up the Lymington River (aged 70) in a skeletal state his arrival caused a media frenzy. Lymington Yacht Haven subsequently gave him a free berth for life. A terrific achiever who has beaten the odds, Les Powles tells his story in a lively, entertaining, humorous and compelling way. It will resonate with sailors and non sailors alike, and may inspire one of them to become the twenty-first century's Les Powles.

Spirit of a Dream

Spirit of a Dream

A Sailor's Ultimate Journey Around the World Alone

  • Author: Dave Rearick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781948494090
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 250
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On October 2, 2013, Dave Rearick began an epic solo voyage around the world. Onboard his specifically built Class 40 racing sloop appropriately named "Bodacious Dream," Dave sailed from Newport, Rhode Island. He sailed the length of the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Town, South Africa, a distance of 8,000 miles. From Cape Town, Dave sailed to Wellington, New Zealand where "Bo" was originally built, and then onto the fabled Galapagos Islands, one of the earth's great nature preserves. On the final leg, Dave returned to Newport, Rhode Island by way of the Panama Canal. The full circumnavigation took 256 days to complete, leaving an indelible memory of the challenges and rewards of being at one with nature, the solitude of the open sea and the ever-changing landscape of life. At the age of 12, Dave Rearick was introduced to sailing on a small boat. By the age of 14, he was captivated by the stories of legendary sailors who raced or sailed single-handed around the world. Forty years later, in 2011, now age 54, Dave finally began his quest to race on-board in the Singlehanded Global Ocean Race. When the race was canceled, Dave, undaunted, continued his quest and embarked on the long-dreamed adventure that became a challenging journey of learning and discovery. Join Dave and Bodacious Dream as they navigate the oceans of the world alone and the personal challenges met along the way.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Sailing Alone Around the World

  • Author: Joshua Slocum,Applewood Books (CRT)
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • ISBN: 1557099170
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 316
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In 1895, at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum left Boston on his sloop Spray. Three years later, after sailing single-handed 46,000 miles around the world, Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Through this, he was revered by sailors and adventurers around the world. The story of this journey is a classic tale of achievement in the face of overwhelming odds. ""'Walden' without the training wheels."" -Nathaniel Philbrick

The Sea Never Changes

The Sea Never Changes

My Single-handed Trimaran Race Around the World

  • Author: Olivier De Kersauson
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780924486227
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 183
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On December 18, 1988, Olivier de Kersuason set out on a solo around the world race on board his 75-foot multihull Poulain. His goal: set a new speed record for non-stop solo circumnavigation."

Force of Nature

Force of Nature

  • Author: Robin Knox-Johnston
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014188973X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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In January 1969, aboard his home-built wooden boat Suhaili, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person every to sail solo, non-stop around the world. 25 years later, Sir Robin again completed a record-breaking circumnavigation, co-skippering Enza with Kiwi yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. His place in sailing's pantheon of greats was assured. Then, after the tragic death of his wife Sue, Sir Robin decided he would try again. in October 2006, at the age of 67 - when most people are settling in to a well-earned retirement - Sir Robin embarked on another gruelling single-handed race around the world. Compared to his rivals he lacked recent experience and a large shore-based support team. There were some who believed that this time he might have bitten off more than he could chew. Then early on, it looked like their worst fears might be realised. Within days of setting off, near-Hurricane-strength storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his 60' yacht Saga Insurance. But it wasn't just Sir Robin who suffered. Three-quarters of the entire fleet had to run for shelter. When they re-emerged, all faced months of hardship and intensity ahead. Force of Nature is Sir Robin's first-hand account his extraordinary return to the ultra-competitive, punishing world of single-handed offshore racing. It turned out to be a very different journey to the one he undertook about Suhaili, yet his experience aboard her remains a touchstone throughout this story. It's a story of courage, ingenuity and resilience played out against the World's oceans. But most of all it's a powerful reminder that age is nothing but a number; no barrier to realizing one's dreams.

Around the Big Blue Marble

Around the Big Blue Marble

The Boc Challenge 1994-1995 Single-Handed Race Around the World

  • Author: Nigel Rowe
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
  • ISBN: 9781854103543
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 192
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Relates the story of Nigel Rowe's voyage around the world in the 1994-95 BOC Challenge Race which started and finished in Charleston, S.C.

Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World

Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around The World

  • Author: Joshua Slocum
  • Publisher: Text Publishing
  • ISBN: 1877008575
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. His classic account of his voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, has been captivating readers for over a hundred years. It remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Slocum writes of dangers and delights in encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish. In 1877, eighteen years before Slocum weighed anchor on his 74,000-kilometre journey, another enterprising New Bedford sailor, Captain Thomas Crapo, undertook to sail across the Atlantic to England in a boat six metres long—with his wife. Crapo's little-known narrative of his expedition is also included in this volume. A fascinating companion-piece, it may even have helped inspire Slocum to embark on his great sea voyage. In the tradition of Tim Flannery's editions of 1788 by Watkin Tench and Life and Adventures of William Buckley comes the ripping yarn of the first solo round-the-world sailor, one of the most remarkable and entertaining travel narratives of all time. Flannery's introduction celebrates the careers and achievements of these sea captains and confirms Sailing Alone Around the World as a must-read for sailors and children of all ages. †̃An immortal book...Boys who do not like this book should be drowned at once.' Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons textpublishing.com.au

Chasing the Long Rainbow

Chasing the Long Rainbow

The Drama of a Singlehanded Sailing Race Around the World

  • Author: Hal Roth
  • Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780963956668
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 334
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In August 1986, Hal Roth set out to race around the world: 27,550 miles from Newport to Newport. This book is his intensely personal account of failure and triumph in his struggle against gales, flat calms, mountainous seas, gear failure, injury and illness. Illustrated.

How to Sail Around the World

How to Sail Around the World

Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail

  • Author: Hal Roth
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071778725
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 480
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A new classic from one of the world's most respected sailing authors More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including the 1978 bestseller After 50,000 Miles. Taking that book as its starting point, this handsome new volume incorporates the new technologies and discoveries of the last quarter century along with another 150,000 miles of experience. A compendium of mature, time-tested sea wisdom from one of the world's most respected sailing writers, How to Sail Around the World will tell the reader: How to choose and equip a sailboat for long-distance cruising, with an emphasis on simplicity and a modest budget How to plan and conduct a voyage anywhere in the world How to master the arts of navigation, anchoring, and daily life aboard in exotic places How to cope with storms at sea--the most complete and authoritative treatise on this critical topic ever published