List of Illustrations Author's Acknowledgements Glossary of Sailing Terms Prologue Part One: the Attack Part Two: Castaways Part Three: Safety Part Four: Coincidence Part Five: The Last Analysis
Dougal Robertson was born in Scotland in 1924 and spent the war in the Merchant Marine. He and his wife Lyn lived on a farm in England for a number of years before deciding to go on a circumnavigation with their children. They now live in France.
...[a] well-written account....an unexpectedly personal view of a
man's physical and a woman's emotional courage that, when bonded,
produced the strength to survive. * Sailing *
For stark excitement, marine natural history, practical lessons, and human love and stresses, few records, if any, of hazard and survival have ever bettered it. * The Instrumentalist *
[The Robertsons] survived and their tale is a triumph of human resource and determination against terrible odds. * Cruising World *
What a brave man, what an eloquent writer! In case of shipwreck I would send for Dougal Robertson or, in absence of him, reread his book in order to find out what on earth to do next. -- Nicholas Monsarrat