Sailing Alone Around the World

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2016
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles

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Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the thirty-seven-foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of single-handed voyaging and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.

Starting from Boston in 1895 and dropping anchor in Newport, Rhode Island, over three years after his journey began, Slocum cruised some forty-six thousand miles entirely by sail and entirely alone. Slocum's account of his voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequaled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose--here in a new edition for all admirers of his legendary achievement.

Author Biography

Joshua Slocum became a legend by being the first person to sail around the globe alone in 1895 in a thirty-seven-foot sloop, Spray, that he rebuilt himself from a derelict oyster sloop. He is possibly the best-known solo sailor ever to have lived.

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