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By Peter Nichols

Already a vintage between sailors, Nichols inform the real tale of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe crusing race: the 1st single-handed continuous circumnavigation of the realm. "One of the main gripping sea tales i've got ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail worldwide by myself and continuous. nobody had ever performed it, nobody knew if it may be performed. In 1968, 9 males - six Englishmen, Frenchmen and an Italian - got down to try out, a race born of twist of fate in their timing. One didn't even understand how to sail. that they had extra in universal with Captain cook dinner or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, severe sailors of this present day, an insignificant 40 years later. It used to be no longer the ocean or the elements that made up our minds the character in their voyages however the males they have been, they usually have been as various from each other as Scott from Amundsen. just one of the 9 crossed the completing line after ten months at sea. the remaining encountered depression, sublimity, insanity or even dying.

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