“From the start,” George Michelson Foy writes in Finding North, “staying alive has depended on navigation: the art of figuring out our position and in what direction to travel.”
When news broke that a Mexican fisherman was found alive on a remote island 36 months and 7,000 miles from where he disappeared after a two-day fishing trip, there was rampant skepticism.
It’s hard not to love a sea story that seems too outrageous to be true, and such is the case with Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic, by Sam Jefferson.
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handed around the world, logging 46,000 nautical miles between 1895 and 1898.
As an editor and writer for the British magazine Classic Boat, Nic Compton has sailed aboard dozens of classic yachts all over the world.
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