Ice Bird is one of the great true sea stories of the twentieth century. It is also a tale of human endurance; a testimony of one man's will to overcome almost anything and everything - physical and psychological - to stay alive. David Lewis and his 32 foot yacht, Ice Bird, set sail from Sydney, Australia in 1972 on a search for high adventure. The voyage, full of drama, emotion, and pain took place in the least hospitable and most fascinating part of the globe, the Antarctic, through some of the most treacherous waters in the world. Along the way he would not touch land for more than fourteen weeks, facing mountainous seas, constant gales, snowstorms, and freezing temperatures and he would be fighting for his life. Twice his small yacht was capsized and once it was dismasted 3,500 miles from help. His survival was a miracle of fortitude, skill, and some luck.
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David Lewis, a New Zealander of Welsh and Irish descent, was drawn to the sea from an early age. He has made three solo Atlantic crossings, and became the first navigator in modern times to cross the Pacific without instruments, using only the sun and stars to steer by. A doctor and an anthropologist, he has published twelve books, including We, the Navigators.Review:
'This is a classic real-life account of desperate survival at sea, featuring Force 12 Antarctic storms, capsizes, demastings, loss of drinking water - and worse. Motor Boat and Yachting (Jan 2008)
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