Sailing Alone Around the World

Sailing Alone Around the World

By (author) Joshua Slocum

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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 epic 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. 'It is a timeless work that can be read again and again, and a story that totally absorbs the reader with it's enormity and honest endeavour' RNSA Journal 'Slocum's prose is a model of its kind: honest, vivid, salty, and at times, lyrical' Traditional Boats and Tall Ships 'One of the all-time classic sailing narratives' Classic Boat

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • 01 Feb 2007
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Adlard Coles Nautical
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • 65 line drawings
  • 0713679352
  • 9780713679359
  • 188,228

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Joshua Slocum became a legend by being the first person to sail around the globe alone in 1895 in a 37-foot sloop, Spray, that he rebuilt himself from a derelict oyster sloop. He is possibly the best known single-handed sailor ever to have lived.

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"Sailing Alone continues to be an inspiration to many would-be adventurers." Lloyd's List (December 2006) "[Slocum's] amazing character lives on in this compelling account of his remarkable global journey." Advertiser & Times (Hants) (Autumn 2006) 'There is so much to this book that it is not surprising that it is has been continually in print since 1889' '..this book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident.' Nautical Magazine (March 2007) "The title says it all. He was the first to do it and his account remains the best - full of a breezy joy, a love of adventure, the lure of flat horizons and rolling white crests on an open sea." The Week (July 2011)

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