Near Death on the High Seas: True Stories of Disaster and Survival (Vintage Departures)

Near Death on the High Seas: True Stories of Disaster and Survival (Vintage Departures)


“The wind used to be blowing at storm strength-sixty-five knots and over-and expanding within the gusts to 80 knots. His boat used to be browsing on waves as excessive as a sixty-foot, six-storey construction. . .Each wave that struck choked and iced over him, the icy water operating its approach down inside of his survival suit.” —from Close to the Wind through Pete Goss

In Near dying at the excessive Seas, Cecil Kuhne collects probably the most terrifying and unbelievable stories of sailors confronting the amazing, uncooked energy of the ocean. those tales-filled with daily heroes and survivors-comprise a riveting and sometimes breathtaking number of awesome tales that convey the poor ferocity of the untamable ocean.

Also featuring:

• Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki- the historical and celebrated trip of the Kon-Tiki because it trips around the Pacific.
• Steve Callahan's Adrift- a solo sailor loses his boat within the Atlantic needs to continue to exist in a five-foot existence raft for seventy six days, combating off sharks with a makeshift spear.
• Francis Chischester's 'Gipsy Moth' Circles The World-the stirring tale of a one man's solo sail all over the world at age 65.
• John Rousmaniere's Fastnet, strength 10-in one of many worst crusing tragedies in heritage, a major rescue operation occurs amidst sixty-knot winds and forty-foot breaker waves.

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