Around the World in 80 Years: The Oldest Man to Sail Alone around the World - Twice!

Around the World in 80 Years: The Oldest Man to Sail Alone around the World - Twice!

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ISBN-13: 9780615807584
Publisher: Rambling Star Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 743,978
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Harry Heckel, Jr., sailed solo around the world twice. He was 78 when he completed his first circumnavigation. He was 89 when he completed his second. After his wife's death in 1989, Harry became a solo sailor.

In all, Harry visited 54 countries and islands, including China, South Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He evaded pirates off Somalia, and was deliberately sideswiped by Chinese fishing boats. In Yemen, Harry was presented with a burqa-shrouded woman since he had no wife. A small village in Japan threw him a reception as the oldest sailor in the world.

In June 2007 in Newport News, Harry received the Joshua Slocum Society International's Golden Circle Award for his solo circumnavigations.
Now 97, Harry lives with his son and daughter-in-law in Virginia.

Florence Heckel Russell, a former reporter and copywriter, is the co-author (and better typist) of her father's travel memoir. Florence lives in Ohio with her old husband and even older cat. She is also the author of Heading South: Tales from the RV Trail.

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