Intrepid Voyagers: Stories of the World's Most Adventurous Sailors

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Stories of the World's Most Adventurous SailorsEdited by Tom LochhaasAs vivid and engrossing as great sea fiction, Intrepid Voyagers captures the real-life adventures of fifteen legendary long-distance sailors--men and women who have sailed to the ends of the earth and returned to write about it. Tania Aebi, Naomi James, Robert Manry, Hugo Vihlen, Val Howells, Bernard Moitessier, and other greats chronicle the joys, fears, sacrifices, and triumphs of life at sea with an immediacy and grace that will resonate with...

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Overview

Stories of the World's Most Adventurous SailorsEdited by Tom LochhaasAs vivid and engrossing as great sea fiction, Intrepid Voyagers captures the real-life adventures of fifteen legendary long-distance sailors--men and women who have sailed to the ends of the earth and returned to write about it. Tania Aebi, Naomi James, Robert Manry, Hugo Vihlen, Val Howells, Bernard Moitessier, and other greats chronicle the joys, fears, sacrifices, and triumphs of life at sea with an immediacy and grace that will resonate with sailors and landlubbers alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071388832
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/3/2003
  • Series: Epics of the Sea Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Lochhaas is a book editor and the author of short stories, critical essays, and boating articles. He is also the editor of Treacherous Waters: Stories of Sailors in the Clutch of the Sea, the companion volume to Intrepid Voyagers. A lifelong student of sailing literature, he is preparing for his own transatlantic voyage.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Singlehanders
Around the World Single-Handed 2
Alone Through the Roaring Forties 20
Sailing into Solitude 37
The Bombard Story 66
Maiden Voyage 87
Out of the Blue 111
Pt. 2 Long-Distance Racers
Gipsy Moth Circles the World 130
The Long Way 148
The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst 170
Alone Around the World 192
The Voyage of American Promise 219
Taking On the World 235
Pt. 3 Little Boats
Tinkerbelle 258
April Fool 274
Alone Against the Atlantic 290
Pt. 4 Human Drama
Once is Enough 306
Seraffyn's Oriental Adventure 331
Time on Ice 350
App. 1: Bibliography 373
App. 2: Sources 376
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