Sailing the Dream: The Amazing True Story of the Teen Who Sailed Solo Around the World [NOOK Book]

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Three thousand people have climbed Everest; four hundred and fifty have traveled into space. Only two hundred fifty have sailed round the world alone. The youngest of these was a teenager. When he set out on his attempt, Mike Perham was just sixteen years old.

At first, his mother was against the whole thing. The experts said it could be suicidal. The head of Britain’s venerable Royal Yachting Association told him not to go. Mike Perham ...
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Sailing the Dream: The Amazing True Story of the Teen Who Sailed Solo Around the World

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Overview

Three thousand people have climbed Everest; four hundred and fifty have traveled into space. Only two hundred fifty have sailed round the world alone. The youngest of these was a teenager. When he set out on his attempt, Mike Perham was just sixteen years old.

At first, his mother was against the whole thing. The experts said it could be suicidal. The head of Britain’s venerable Royal Yachting Association told him not to go. Mike Perham persevered, and in August 2009, at the age of just 17 years, 5 months, and 11 days, became the youngest person to have sailed solo around the world.

Sailing the Dream tells the story of that amazing voyage, a nine-month odyssey full of technical and navigational challenges that would stump sailors twice Mike’s age. His yacht was knocked over, battered by waves, and repeatedly damaged, but Mike battled on, at times surfing down 50-foot waves in 50-knot winds at speeds of up to 28 knots. Despite these conditions, and suffering from sleep deprivation and extreme physical exhaustion, Mike maintained a positive attitude. His cheerful resilience continually shines through as he describes his adventures and also talks about the team behind his trips, both when sailing round the world and in his earlier journey across the Atlantic at the age of fourteen, and the stresses and sacrifices involved for his family and friends.

Mike’s achievement is placed in even sharper relief by another young sailor’s more recent, failed attempt at solo circumnavigation that nearly ended in tragedy. Sailing the Dream is an inspirational as well as thrilling story, and one for all ages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611680164
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 312,776
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

MIKE PERHAM is a young sailor and adventurer whose record-breaking excursions have raised money for Save the Children and the Tall Ships Youth Trust. In addition to his record-breaking solo circumnavigation, he also holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic Ocean solo when he was fourteen. His current quest is to become the first person to both sail and fly around the world solo. He lives in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England.
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Table of Contents

Map
Prologue
MAKING WAVES
Meet the Perhams
The Idea
Ocean's 14
Money Troubles
The Race to the Start Line
Dry Land Disaster
An Emotional Departure
Storm Horizons
Survival
Cheeky Monkey Vanishes
A Flying Visit
Endurance Test
Swimming with Sharks
Jack-of-All-Trades
Record Breaker
Fame!
The Dream Becomes Reality
Doubt
Full Steam Ahead
Leaving
THE ATLANTIC
Sailing the Dream
Mikeworld
Bad with the Good
Las Palmas – Coming and Going
Happy New Year – Not
The Doldrums
The Equator
The Autopilot Strikes Back
Life, the Universe and Chocolate
The Need for Speed
What Were the Odds?
THE SOUTHERN OCEAN
Into the South
Ding-Dong Time!
Knockdown!
The Tough Get Going
There and Back Again
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
THE PACIFIC
Pacific Storm
An Unexpected Swim
That's Torn It
The Panamanian Way
Going Yo-Yo
A Dream Surf
THE ATLANTIC
Collision Course
Mercury Rising
Homeward Bound
Trouble at the Top
One Last Ding-Dong
The Finish Line
Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Photo Acknowledgments
Index
Illustrations are grouped in two sections, following page 102 and page 202.
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