The Schooner Maggie B. A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-07-03
  • Publisher: Seapoint Books

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A true Southern Ocean circumnavigation, around the great capes, fills the imagination of every serious sailor, and many others. In 2005, Frank Blair built a 63-foot wooden schooner in Nova Scotia and set off with friends on her two-year maiden voyage around the world. Many sailing books gush about racing, or talk of seventy days in a life raft, or being dismasted off Cape Horn. This book is about a great success: breakdowns with recoveries, lovely ports and 4000 miles of blue water passages. A marvelously dedicated crew and a few jerks. Epic meals and running out of chocolate. The sublime pleasure of a clear night watch and other days with fresh gales. Come along!

Thoroughly illustrated in color with photographs, charts and illustrations by Yuta Onota.

Author Biography

Frank Blair served in the US Navy for five years, from 1966 to 1971, as a fighter pilot flying single-seat fighters off of carriers in the Mediterranean and the Western Pacific, and received five Air Medals for low-level reconnaissance over North Vietnam. Flying skills hone sailing skills: radio, navigation, meteorology and appreciation for Bernoulli's Principle. His love of sailing began in childhood and he worked Hurricane Island Outward Bound School for 20 years teaching seamanship. The US Coast Guard licensed him as a Master for Sail and Power. He became a Shellback en route to Australia from Vietnam and has served as a Stand-In for Neptune twice since. He lives in Maine and on his new schooner, FARFARER.

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