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A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols

By Peter Nichols

Already a vintage between sailors, Nichols inform the real tale of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe crusing race: the 1st single-handed continuous circumnavigation of the area. "One of the main gripping sea tales i've got ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail all over the world on my own and continuous. nobody had ever performed it, not anyone knew if it can be performed. In 1968, 9 males - six Englishmen, Frenchmen and an Italian - got down to attempt, 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 this present day, an insignificant 40 years later. It was once no longer the ocean or the elements that made up our minds the character in their voyages however the males they have been, they usually have been as various 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 loss of life.

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