Sailing Alone Around the World - Adlard Coles Maritime Classics (Paperback)
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Sailing Alone Around the World - Adlard Coles Maritime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 13/08/2015
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Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats. Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone. Slocum's account of his voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472921918
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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Yes, Slocum's journey was 'epic' but it was also eccentric, unlikely and his unsurpassable action elegiac...The unaffected and quirky intimacy with which he writes will never be matched. You cannot do what he did any more. * Matthew Parris *
Boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once. * Arthur Ransome *
One of the best sea-themed reads. * Daily Telegraph *
It is riveting stuff... A great read. * The Nautical Magazine *
One of the all-time classic sailing narratives. * Classic Boat *

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“Everyone says it is classic - it is!”

An extraordinary tale told well by a modest author. The adventure is never overstated and the practical side of sailing doesn't hog the stage. A surprisingly modern traveler's journal encapsulating and... More

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