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Circumnavigating Ireland By Bernard Power
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This is an account of a circumnavigation of Ireland. Bernard & Terry Power sailed around Ireland in 2003 as a post-retirement project. The book describes their boat, their planning, ports of call... More > and other aspects of their adventure< Less
Circumnavigating Ireland By Bernard Power
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This is an account of a circumnavigation of Ireland. Bernard & Terry Power sailed around Ireland in 2003 as a post-retirement project. The book describes their boat, their planning, ports of call... More > and other aspects of their adventure< Less
Two's a Crew - A Circumnavigation of Australia By Jack Binder, Judith Binder
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One of the world’s greatest adventures, illustrated by more than 200 photos and maps. Jack and Jude explore their homeland of Australia, an ancient country filled with beauty and dangers. Jack... More > and Jude have traveled the remoter parts of Earth for more than 40 years. When young, a honeymoon trek from England to South Africa brought them to Australia in 1969 where they homebuilt a yacht while starting a family. This took 3 years of really hard work. Climbing aboard, they grabbed the dream of sharing nature and adventure with their children. In ever-increasing circles they explored Earth, touching 80 countries in 16 years while they boat-schooled their sons to the final year of high school. Grandparents now and still aboard the same vessel, Jack and Jude have circumnavigated Australia. Their stories are peppered with historical notes woven into the adventurous fabric of two grandparents, alone, manning a powerful sailing vessel through some of the world’s most dangerous waters.< Less
Sailing Round Ireland 2009 By Carolyn Roberts
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An account of a circumnavigation of Ireland during August 2009 based on the ship's log of the passage. The author and her husband set off from Milford Haven in the 38' NADEMIA to sail clockwise... More > around Ireland - hoping to find some fine weather somewhere on passage, but instead enduring squally conditions for much of the time during this year's notoriously disappointing summer. Photographs of the anchorages and harbours visited.< Less
Sailing Round Ireland 2009 By Carolyn Roberts
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An account of a circumnavigation of Ireland during August 2009 based on the ship's log of the passage. The author and her husband set off from Milford Haven in the 38' Nademia to sail clockwise... More > around Ireland - hoping to find some fine weather somewhere on passage, but instead enduring squally conditions for much of the time during this year's notoriously disappointing summer. Photographs of the anchorages and harbours visited.< Less
Sailing Alone Around the World By Captain Joshua Slocum
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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail... More > from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km). In 1899 he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, “boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once.”< Less
Endless Summer: A World Sailing Rally By Michael L. Frankel
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In celebration of the approaching 21st century, the author joined the 46-foot ketch Hornblower II in a 'round-the-world rally. The British-sponsored Millennium Odyssey started in 1998 with a... More > flame-lighting ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem and ended on Easter Day 2000 at the Vatican. There, rally organizer Jimmy Cornell presented Pope John Paul II a lantern with the flame carried around the world from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The author recounts his east-west voyage along the "coconut milk run" through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific, Indian, and South Atlantic oceans, then back to the Caribbean and Florida. Along the way, he reflects on the marine ecosystem, globalization, and the history of exploration starting with Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Magellan to Cook.< Less
Confessions of a Long-Distance Sailor By Paul Lutus
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An account of a four-year solo circumnavigation in a 31-foot sailboat.
Confessions of a Long-Distance Sailor By Paul Lutus
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An account of a four-year solo circumnavigation in a 31-foot sailboat.
Walter Minion's Therapy By Patrick O'Connor
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A saga of high adventure, sex, madness, catharsis and exploration of human relationships in a crazy world. Walter Minion is an archetypical retired Englishman. His life is gentle and domesticated.... More > But gradually little stresses mount, culminating in breakdown. His enforced therapy is to undertake a voyage that will test him to the extreme limits of his courage, fortitude, love and erotic resistance. A wondrous girl mysteriously joins him. She is feminine perfection, but Walter discovers that she is also weirdly unnatural. The two are caught up in a series of wild adventures as they cross oceans, make exotic landfalls and survive terrifying dangers. They encounter more people: good, evil and mad. Throughout their odyssey Walter faces tantalising prospects of submission and erotic rapture. He wrestles with the emotional conflicts that ensue, and with humanity’s stupidity and hatred, beauty and love. Walter’s therapy sails to a surprising finale, a counterpoint of tragedy and joyful triumph.< Less