The inspiring and exciting story of how Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to sail non-stop around the world on his own little ketch Suhaili, in 1969. It was hailed at the time with great joy (there was no Brit on the moon landing that year!) and the book was a huge best-seller.
The dogged resourcefulness of the man in the face of repeated gear losses and failures was awesome, as Ellen MacArthur would surely say. This re-issue of the book is a wonderful reminder that the tradition of solo achievement at sea for Britons goes at least as far back as the 1960s. Before that, it's practically sandals, beards and coracles!
Fully illustrated. PB. 256pp.
Author - Robin Knox-Johnston