Where the Ocean Meets the Sky: Solo into the Unknown (Paperback)
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Where the Ocean Meets the Sky: Solo into the Unknown (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 15/09/2009
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'Nobody grows old living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.' When Crispin Latymer hit 50 he had a 'What now?' moment - and decided he wanted to sail the Atlantic solo. But he was no intrepid adventurer - Latymer was an ordinary sailor, used to cruising the coasts of the UK, who wanted to do something memorable before he was too old. His voyage turned into an epic. Only two days into his trip, Latymer was caught by Tropical Storm Delta. During the following 23 days he also broke two ribs, was followed by pirates in a scary incident off the Mauritanian coast, and then broke a toe. He describes it all as 'magical'. Writing in an understated, inspirational way that speaks to ordinary sailors just like himself, Crispin's captivating story will encourage other cosy cruisers to break out of their comfort zone and dare to push their boundaries to where the ocean meets the sky.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408114025
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 198 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 14 mm


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'Understated and entertaining, inspirational and thought provoking, Crispin's story speaks not only to ordinary sailors but also to anyone contemplating their own unfulfilled dreams.' All at Sea (September 2009) 'The book is very readable, and the author has achieved much of what many of us of a similar vintage would like to achieve before we run out of time.' Nautical Magazine (November 2009) '...a riveting read with actual relevance to those planning such a trip...real sailing - real emotion.' Practical Boat Owner (December 2009) 'For those whose aspirations to sail solo are in their infancy this is a very worthwhile book including his "Lessons Learnt". Royal Naval Sailing Association Journal (WInter 2009) '...likeable and amusing...Crispin's thoughts on his own life give the book depth...and extremely personal and moving tale.' Yachting Monthly (June 2010) 'a gripping tale, graphically told, and illustrated with some excellent colour photographs.' The International Journal of Meteorology (August 2010)

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