A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-Stop Solo Round the World Voyage Robin Knox-Johnston

ISBN: 9781472901194

Published: May 29th 2013

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256 pages


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A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-Stop Solo Round the World Voyage  by  Robin Knox-Johnston

A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-Stop Solo Round the World Voyage by Robin Knox-Johnston
May 29th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781472901194 | 9.26 Mb

On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almostunnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at herhelm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once whiteMoreOn Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almostunnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at herhelm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered andbrown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudderhead, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic receptionfor Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the worldnon-stop single-handed.

By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the lastgreat uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, everytemptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robins way, frompolluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lostself-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tinyketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, thefearsome test of any seamans nerve and determination.

A World of My Own is Robins gripping, uninhibited, movingaccount of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instantbestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to beenthralled and inspired.



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