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(HATFIELD, Derek). MAYERS, Adam. Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart, (2004). Second Printing. Pp. (12),-272. Illustrated with photos and maps to text. 8vo, black cloth. "The biennial Around Alone yacht race is the most thrilling adventurein the world for the sailors passionate enough to undertake it. Held every four years, it’s a two-class solo race that starts and ends in Newark, New Jersey, with stops in England, South Africa, New Zealand, and Brazil, and it is as tough in its OWN way as the non-stop race, the Vendée Globe. In 2002, thirteen sailors took part, some of them professionals, well funded by corporate sponsors, and some of them adventurers so driven to compete that they were willing to make huge who sacrifices. Among the adventurers was Derek Hatfield, a former fraud-squad Mountie, whose forty-foot Spirit of Canada had cost him almost everything he had. The 2002 race took sailors through the wild storms of the Bay of Biscay, the frustrating and infamous Doldrums, the angry Southern Ocean, and the treacherous seas off Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. All of them are dangerous waters that stretched the sailors’ abilities to the limit – and beyond. In this nail-biting account of the race, Adam Mayers brings to life the joys, the agonies, the sheer terror the sailors had to face as a matter of course - and the dreams that drive these men and women to sail around the world alone." -from the dust jacket. This is a fascinating account of Derek Hatfield's successful efforts to become Canada's second solo racing circumnavigator. It almost cost him his life but in the face of storms, ice, rogue waves, mental and physical challenges in the extreme, Derek's determination and luck prevailed. Vg in dj. 20.00
Title: Sea of Dreams : Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat 2nd printing in dj.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:0771057539:
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