A World of My Own
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BeschreibungThe fascinating first-hand account of Knox-Johnston's solo round-the-world sailing voyage of 1968, the first man to complete the feat. 8pp colour photos, maps and b/w photos.
PortraitRobin Knox-Johnston entered the Merchant Navy at the age of 17, obtaining his Master's Certificate 8 years later. Of the 9 competitors he was the only one to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 after 312 days alone at sea and win the trophy for the first solo non-stop circumnavigation. Since then Robin has participated in many ocean races including the Whitbread, and in 1994 co-skippered Enza with Sir Peter Blake to set a new world record for a circumnavigation. He has been UK Yachtsman of the Year twice, International Yachtsman of the Year in 1995, and was knighted in 1995. He still owns and sails Suhaili.
Pressestimmen"A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight..." Devon Life (December 2007) 'a very readable story of adventure' The Little Ship (Spring 2010)
Untertitel: The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage. b/w maps, photos. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten