A Voyage For Madmen

In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems.

A Voyage For Madmen

In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward was madness, failure, and death. In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems. A Voyage for Madmen is a tale of sailors driven by their own dreams and demons, of horrific storms in the Southern Ocean, and of those riveting moments when a split-second decision means the difference between life and death.

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A Voyage For Madmen
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the
Voyage for Madmen
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Single-handed sailing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05 - Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

Published to coincide with the Golden Globe Race's 50th AnniversaryIt lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail around the world alone and non-stop. No one had ever done it, no one knew if it could be done. In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian
Sea Change
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Viking Adult

The author chronicles his and his wife's voyage aboard a wooden sailboat from the Caribbean to England, where his marriage foundered, and his trip back alone, which also became a journey of self-discovery. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
The Rocks
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Peter Nichols
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Three generations, two families and the dangerous delights of a Mediterranean island, The Rocks is a bittersweet chronicle of unresolved feuds. Set on the island of Mallorca, The Rocks is a double love story told in reverse. Opening in 2005 with a dramatic event that seems to seal the mystery
Taking on the World
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Ellen MacArthur
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-16 - Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

"An exuberant, headlong, exhausting ride . . . more than a book about sailboat racing; it's also about a dream ferociously pursued and the price paid for realizing it . . . impossible to put down." --Derek Lundy, author, Godforsaken Sea "A story of mythic shape--of a young girl who