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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2013
May 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Adlard Coles
SIZE
9.3
MB

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