Yachtsman Dr. Neville de Villiers gives up his medical practice in order to sail his 31' yacht, Doumar, 12,000 miles to New Zealand.
"Neville de Villiers is not your typical candidate for a round-the-world yachtsman, more the character to be found in academia. that he felt mentally and physically better equipped to deal with the challenges of the future. Neville found ocean sailing an extreme challenge, and yet he owns Doumar to this day and sails her as regularly as he is able on the approaches and outer reaches of the Whangarei Harbour. This story is for the ardent reader who wants to feel the joy and the misery of being at sea in a small boat." -Simon Bliss