On 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston.
Ten and a half months later Suhaili came romping back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception, for Knox-Johnston had become the first man to sail round the world non-stop single-handed. A World of My Own is his gripping and uninhibited account of that great adventure. Every hazard had occurred, from a polluted water tank, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and a sheered-off tiller, and all before Suhaili had fought her way to Cape Horn, the fearsome test of any seaman’s nerve.
Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea
Stirring tales of true-life adventure are, I suspect, most enjoyed by the unadventurous. Those of us content with a quiet and fairly uneventful life take great delight in reading books by those other...Read more