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product no: 15994
author: Robin Knox-Johnston
publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
isbn:9780713668995
edition date: August 2008
pages: 264
size: 138 x 212 x 20 mm
weight: 340 g
format: Paperback
sales rank: 9573

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On 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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Compiled by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who has years of experience sailing small boats around the world, this Logbook is not only a convenient place to keep all the specific notes that need constant referral during a voyage (tides, compass errors, barometer readings, etc) but also a sailing record of the boat, ports visited, interesting sights, and people invited aboard.

The second edition retains the clean uncluttered layout enjoyed by navigators, but includes new material relating to the advent of GMDSS.
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Compiled by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who has years of experience sailing small boats around the world, this Logbook is not only a convenient place to keep all the specific notes that need constant referral during a voyage (tides, compass errors, barometer readings, etc) but also a sailing record of the boat, ports visited, interesting sights, and people invited aboard.

The second edition retains the clean uncluttered layout enjoyed by navigators, but includes new material relating to the advent of GMDSS.

Also available in hardcover.
read more... $30.00
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