Last Voyages - the Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned

Author(s): Nicholas Gray

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Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime's finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good - tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit - as it is an account of their tragic final voyages. Included are world-renowned racers, like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, highly experienced cruisers and adventurers, like Peter Tangvald and Bill Tilman, and the notoriously ill-prepared Donald Crowhurst, as well as other famous and some less well-known sailors. Starting with the sad loss of Frank Davison and Reliance in 1949, the book concludes with the amazing last voyage of Philip Walwyn in 2015 - crossing the Atlantic single-handed in his 12 Metre yacht Kate. All of the men and women described were friends with or known to the author, Nicholas Gray, who himself competed in several short-handed long distance races, where he met and raced against many of these fascinating characters. Peppered with photographs showcasing the sailors and their yachts, this is a refreshing look at those who have helped to shape this sport's history, honoring their lives and accomplishments before detailing their tragic last voyages.

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General Fields

  • : 9781909911550
  • : Fernhurst Books
  • : Fernhurst Books
  • : January 2017
  • : 1.793 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Nicholas Gray