Sailing Alone Around the World (Classics of Naval Literature)

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Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.


Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone.


Slocum's account of his epic voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement.


'It is a timeless work that can be read again and again, and a story that totally absorbs the reader with it's enormity and honest endeavour' RNSA Journal


'Slocum's prose is a model of its kind: honest, vivid, salty, and at times, lyrical' Traditional Boats and Tall Ships


'One of the all-time classic sailing narratives' Classic Boat

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Epic in scope and spellbinding in every detail, Sir Joshua Slocum’s famous account of his three-year-long solo journey around the world—the first ever made—has already inspired a generation of readers. As it describes adventure, storms, and survival on the high seas, every turn of the page
is thrilling, moving, terrifying, and exhilarating. “A literate and absorbing yarn....His story is a convincing tale of the intelligence, skill and fortitude that drove a master navigator.”— The New York Times. “A classic book.... Slocum’s writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop, Spray.”— The New Yorker.

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