The Last Man Across the Atlantic
By (author) Paul Heiney
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Last Man Across the Atlantic by Paul Heiney
Book DescriptionIn 1960, when Sir Francis Chichester first raced singlehanded across the Atlantic, it was widely regarded as an insane stunt. Nowadays, the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race is not only accorded the greatest of respect but is also recognised as a true test of stamina and seamanship. Almost half a century after Chichester's achievement, amateur sailor Paul Heiney entered the race to prove that the Corinthian spirit of the transatlantic pioneers can still get you from one side of the Atlantic to the other - if you try hard enough. "The Last Man Across the Atlantic" is an honest account of what it is like to be out there alone. Even the strongest yacht takes a battering after 3,000 miles and there's no pit stop for repairs. Sails are torn, water goes sour, the last apple turns to mush and there's still three weeks to go before sight of land. Paul Heiney fully expected to be the last man across the Atlantic and said it didn't bother him in the slightest. 'It's enough to be able to say you climbed Everest without having to run up it as well. And this is the sailing Everest - for me, anyway.'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845961077
(199mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Suitable as a present for quizaholics, science addicts, the insatiably questioning, and those curious about life on earth.
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Author Biography - Paul Heiney
Paul Heiney is a well-known writer and broadcaster who will be remembered for his appearances on That's Life. More recently, he has been part of the BBC's Watchdog team and presenter of Radio 4's Home Truths. In a richly varied life, he has also been an organic farmer and a carthorse enthusiast. He lives in Suffolk with his wife.
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