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A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage Paperback – 30 Jan 2004
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"A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight..."--"Devon Life" "A very readable story of adventure."--"The Little Ship"
A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight... "Devon Life"
A very readable story of adventure. "The Little Ship""
"A gripping tale of human achievement, 'A World of My Own' also provides an honest, personal insight..." --Devon Life
"A very readable story of adventure." --The Little Ship
About the Author
Robin 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.
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For me the unexpected side-benefit of reading this book (which was in my local library) was that it really helped me get to grips with mystical nautical terms, boat and sail practicalities and weather issues during my intrduction to sailing.
Much more enjoyable than plowing through my RYA text books!
It gives an insight into the mind of one of the greatest adventurers of our time.
1968 seems a long time ago (I was only a 1yo baby!) but this guy was out there doing his stuff.
He conveys a sense of freedom we can only dream of these days.
I would recommend this book to anyone keen on sailing.