A classic real-life tale of Swallows and Amazons adventures on the high seas, the author's intrepid voyages in his tiny open boat are breathtaking. With a Foreword by record-breaking yachtsman Brian Thompson.
Peter Clutterbuck has been a professional yachtsman and sailing instructor in the UK and the US. He has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans under sail, participated in the Singlehanded Transpacific Race, and campaigned the ocean racing trimaran Spirit of England to 15 wins and 4 international race records. He still sails the same Wayfarer dinghy.
Torn between staying at sea to face probable disaster and running
onto a lee shore where they may yet have a ghost of a chance, what
follows is seamanship of the highest order. * Tom Cunliffe,
Yachting World *
The sailing is white knuckled, the resourcefulness breathtaking. * Yachting Monthly *
A tremendous book. * Classic Sailor magazine *
A classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. * All at Sea *
An object lesson in how to turn dreams into reality, of how to complete extremely risky challenges. -- Brian Thompson * Foreword *
The events described, and the hardships not described, are so extreme as to seem suicidal. -- John Mardall, Editor * Maritime *