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    DescriptionOn Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception for Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the world non-stop single-handed. By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination. A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to be enthralled and inspired.


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    Title
    A World of My Own
    Subtitle
    The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Knox-Johnston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 344 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780713668995
    ISBN 10: 0713668997
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Abridged Dewey: 797
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    B&T Approval Code: A09304042
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24430
    DC22: 910.45, 910.41092
    LC classification: G420.K58
    Thema V1.0: SPNG
    Illustrations note
    b/w maps, photos
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robin Knox-Johnston entered the Merchant Navy at the age of 17, obtaining his Master's Certificate 8 years later. Of the 9 competitors he was the only one to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 after 312 days alone at sea and win the trophy for the first solo non-stop circumnavigation. Since then Robin has participated in many ocean races including the Whitbread, and in 1994 co-skippered Enza with Sir Peter Blake to set a new world record for a circumnavigation. He has been UK Yachtsman of the Year twice, International Yachtsman of the Year in 1995, and was knighted in 1995. He still owns and sails Suhaili.
    Review quote
    "A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight..." Devon Life (December 2007) 'a very readable story of adventure' The Little Ship (Spring 2010)