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Endless Sea: Alone Around Antarctica as Far South as a Boat Can Sail

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Amyr Klink, whose sailing exploits have made him a hero in Brazil, tells of his daring singlehanded circumnavigation below the Antarctic Convergence. Surfing the waves in his custom-built 50-foot "aluminum red truck," Paratii, Klink enjoys the quiet confidence that comes from proper planning, common-sense technology, and a lifelong fascination with the history of Southern Ocean sailing.

A modern Moitessier, sailing before an Aerorig mast, Klink proves his seamanship handling ...

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Overview

Amyr Klink, whose sailing exploits have made him a hero in Brazil, tells of his daring singlehanded circumnavigation below the Antarctic Convergence. Surfing the waves in his custom-built 50-foot "aluminum red truck," Paratii, Klink enjoys the quiet confidence that comes from proper planning, common-sense technology, and a lifelong fascination with the history of Southern Ocean sailing.

A modern Moitessier, sailing before an Aerorig mast, Klink proves his seamanship handling tricky boat repairs while underway, navigating icebergs, negotiating gales and williwaws, and surfing gigantic waves.

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Editorial Reviews

Sea History
Endless Sea is a sailor s narrative that traces Amyr Klink s solo voyage circumnavigating Antarctica from 31 October 1998 to 19 March 1999 in his steel-hulled boat, PARATII. His remarkable voyage of some 18,000 miles takes place during summer in the southern hemisphere, but he still finds plenty of ice to contend with, as well as freezing temperatures, dense fogs, and snow-, ice-, and rainstorms. As he sails along through his story, Klink comments on the history of Antarctic exploration, briefly recounting the exploits of Cook, Bellinghausen, Amundsen, Scott and others. Amundsen he deems the most intrepid of all a solid explorer who, importantly, achieved his dream. Another valuable component of the book is the contribution of his wife's land log of the voyage.

Last year, I visited the Antarctic Peninsula where this extraordinary sailor made stops at many of the same places; I wish I could have done so when the region was still so pristine. Reading his story inspires me to return to the end of the world and to sail the endless sea.

Ocean Navigator
Even given the dangers he faced during this remarkable circumnavigation, Klink still imbues his account with a gracious modesty...
Latitudes & Attitudes
This book chronicles what it s like to sail alone around Antarctica, as far south as a boat can sail. This modern Moitessier sailed his 50-foot 'Aluminum Red Truck' (his words!) around the most desolate place on Earth. Okay, it is not a trip everyone wants to make, but it sure is one every sailor will want to read about. This book will prove to be a classic sailing story. A great read!
Sailing

[Klink] has a subtle yet compelling way of putting the reader right in the thick of the action.

The Polar Times

[A] beautifully-written account.

Sailing S.A.

Through his adventures, sailing feats, and books, [Klink] has attained legend status in his own country, and this, the first translation into English of one of his books, is another triumph. . . . Without doubt it ranks among the ten most captivating books on sailing I have ever read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092592
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/25/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 553,697
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Sweeping the Dust     1
The Dead Island     9
A Real Island     23
Sailing Blind     31
Bouvetoya-The Foggy Island     47
The First Sun     61
Changing Longitudes: From the Kerguelens to Christmas Island     73
The New Year at My Back     87
A Boat You Can Jump Start     97
Crossing the Date Line     107
Amundsen Sea     117
The Bay of Iemanja     131
Ninety-Two and a Half Percent of My Dream     141
Return to the Open Sea     159
By a Mere Twenty Five Minutes     173
Endless Sea     187
Marina's Land Log     213
Recommended Reading     259
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