Around the World Single-handed

The Cruise of the "Islander"

Author: Harry Pidgeon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 837

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

Three Times Around the World Single-Handed

Author: Les Powles

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

View: 656

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

A Sailor's Ultimate Journey Around the World Alone

Author: Dave Rearick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 509

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

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

View: 854

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

My Single-handed Trimaran Race Around the World

Author: Olivier De Kersauson

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 558

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

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 445

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.

Solitaire Spirit: Three Times Around the World Single-Handed

Author: Les Powles

Publisher: Cape Town Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 173

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 Marina 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. About the Author Les Powles, now 85 and living aboard his beloved self-built yacht Solitaire in Lymington Marina, is an ordinary yachtsman with an extraordinary tale to tell. He won Yachtsman of the Year in 1981 as recognition of his amazing achievements, and after completing his last great adventure Lymington Marina gave him a free berth for life.

Around the Big Blue Marble

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

Author: Nigel Rowe

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 989

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.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Large Print

Author: Joshua Slocum

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 108

View: 954

Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 - on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer.

Chasing the Long Rainbow

The Drama of a Singlehanded Sailing Race Around the World

Author: Hal Roth

Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 334

View: 351

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.