A Voyage for Madmen: Nine Men Set out to Race Each Other Around the World. Only One Made it Back ...

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It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail around the world alone and non-stop. No one had ever done it, no one knew if it could be done. In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. They had more in common with Captain Cook or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, extreme sailors of today, a mere forty years later. It was not the sea or the weather that determined the nature of their voyages but the ...

A Voyage For Madmen: Nine men set out to race each other around the world. Only one made it back ... 2011, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846684432

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