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Free Book!

Andy Evans, who sailed the Olson 30 Foolish Muse in the 2006 SHTP, has written a neat online book on singlehanded sailing. It’s full of good insights, and I wish I’d had it when I was preparing for the race. Andy has clearly put a lot more thought and effort into preparing himself and his boat for singlehanding than I have, and you can read all about it in this book!

Reading Assignment: Gipsy Moth Circles the World

I just finished reading Gipsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester. My grandfather had it on his shelf and insisted I take it home.

Chichester was the first person to, well, I’m not sure. He wasn’t the first to sail around the world (Juan Sebastian Elcano, 1522), or the first to do it singlehanded (Joshua Slocum, 1898), or the first to do it singlehanded and nonstop (Robin Knox-Johnston, 1969). What is remarkable is the fame he attained without doing those things. So what did he do?

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