By Peter Nichols
Already a vintage between sailors, Nichols inform the genuine tale of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe crusing race: the 1st single-handed continuous circumnavigation of the realm. "One of the main gripping sea tales i've got ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail worldwide by myself and continuous. nobody had ever performed it, not anyone knew if it may be performed. In 1968, 9 males - six Englishmen, Frenchmen and an Italian - got down to test, a race born of accident in their timing. One didn't even know the way to sail. that they had extra in universal with Captain cook dinner or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, severe sailors of at the present time, a trifling 40 years later. It used to be now not the ocean or the elements that made up our minds the character in their voyages however the males they have been, and so they have been as diversified from each other as Scott from Amundsen. just one of the 9 crossed the completing line after ten months at sea. the remainder encountered melancholy, sublimity, insanity or even dying.
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