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Amazing Sailing Stories

True Adventures from the High Seas
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Dick Durham
Amazing Stories
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Set sail on a thrilling journey to discover some of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat. There’s every sort of vessel from majestic square rigger to humble homemade yacht. Journey around gale-whipped headlands and survive mountainous seas – or turn the page to discover the delights of cruising among the islands of a tropical paradise. The exploits of sailing’s greatest names are recounted, along with an eclectic mix of tales that never made the headlines, yet make compelling reading. Discover a treasure trove of sailing stories from across centuries, and from the four corners of the globe. This is wonderful reading for anyone with a love of sailing and the sea.
Part One Survival

Voyage of Desperation 3

Three Months Adrift in a Rubber Dinghy 7

The True Story ofMobyDick 10

Psychopaths in the Focsle 14

Once is More Than Enough 20

The Greatest Sea Voyage of All Time? 23

Decoy Ship 27

Death Did Not Deter Her 30

Bligh: A Flawed Real Life Master and Commander 33

Drifting Alone Across the Ocean in a Punctured Life-Raft 37

Part Two Calm

A Ship Swallowed by a Cave 43

Orchestra from Hell 48

Death at the Helm 51

Sunk by a Leviathan in Thick Fog 54

The Silent Creeks 58

Part Three Storm

Fastnet 79: The Killer Storm 65

A Chop-Stick Fortune in the South Seas 68

Fatal Delivery Trip 71

Anchoring a Tall Ship in a Puddle 74

Three Times Capsized Sailing Round Antarctica 78

Part Four Human Error

UK Border Patrol of Yesteryear 83

Man Overboard in the Middle of the Pacific 88

Pilot Error Causes Shipwreck and Death 91

Family Day-Trip Becomes Rescue at Sea 95

The Curse of Ill-Gotten Gains 99

Sailing to the Wrong Hemisphere 103

Hanging by a Thread from a Shipwreck 108

Part Five Adventure

A Real Life Monster of the Deep 113

Treasure Island 116

No Way Back: By Raft Across the Pacific 119

The Queens Pirate 122

Shoal Waters Run Deep 125

From Honeymoon to Shipwreck 128

A Bitter-Sweet Taste of the Racing Life 132

Dayboat Capsize, Gales and Dismasting 139

Record of Records 142

Part Six Tragedy

The Last Tragic Voyage of Francis Chichester 149

Sailing into Madness 153

After the Wave 160

The Mysterious Voyage of theMary Celeste167

The Mysterious Voyage of John Franklin 171

The Raft of theMedusa176

The Riddle of Erskine Childers 181

Part Seven Rescue

Frozen to the Rigging 187

Good Samaritan of the Southern Ocean 191

Mystery Fire at Sea 194

Sea Dark, Sky Crying 198

The Four Rescues of a Solo Atlantic Yachtsman 205

Part Eight Deliverance

The Exploding Whale 213

Downhill Racer 216

The First Man to Sail Round the World Alone 219

Not Quite the Fastest Ship 223

The First Man to Sail Round the World Non-Stop and Alone 226

Deliverance Trip 229

The Ship that Sailed Herself 232

Round the World in 1000 Breakages 235

DIY Ocean Racer 240

The Dead Lay in Her Wake 246

The Terror of a Lee-Shore 252

The Smallest Boat to Sail Round the World 254

Bibliography 259

A collection of gripping stories—both ancient and modern—of thrilling adventures at sea

Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans.  In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.

Written in the author's inimitable powerful and poetic style, Amazing Sailing Stories brings the incredible, frightening, and whimsical—from worlds ancient and modern—to life.

• A collection of stories ideal for the armchair enthusiast and active sailor alike
• Durham is the author of three sailing titles and contributes regularly to the yachting press

The perfect gift for lovers of sea yarns or the sea, Amazing Sailing Stories is certain to entertain readers for years to come.

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