Around Alone

Around Alone

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More people have gone into space than have sailed around the world alone. It is one of the most arduous tests of mental and physical stamina imaginable and the longest endurance test of any sport, riven with danger and challenges. Yet for Emma Richards being adrift in pirate-infested waters was nothing compared to struggling through the 'soul-destroying solitude' of crossing 30,000 nautical miles for 132 days in a solo yacht. Moving, compelling and inspirational, Around Alone is a stunning tale of a young woman's battle with the elements. '... Emma Richards is Britain's new sailing heroine' Sunday Times 'She confronts terror and hangs on while it ebbs away' Independent 'An inspiration to all' Sun 'Never before had I seen anyone with such natural talent' Tracy Edwardsshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pan Macmillan (Digital)
  • Pan Books
  • United Kingdom
  • 0330540637
  • 9780330540636

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Raised in Scotland in a family of sailing enthusiasts, Emma Richards has spent her entire life on the water. At twelve she was competing in dinghy world championships, and by 23 she had become the youngest member aboard Tracy Edward's maxi-catamaran for the Jules Verne trophy. But is was her outstanding achievement in the 2002 Around Alone that caught the attention of the media and fired the imagination of the general public. As talented as she is courageous, Emma Richards has received widespread admiration in the sailing world and beyond, and in 2003 was awarded an MBE. She lives in Portsmouth.show more