288 pp. First edition. "This is no ordinary book about a cruise in a sailing yacht. It is true adventure, as fascinating for the non-nautical reader as the accounts of the voyages of Sir Francis Chichester and Joshua Slocum, or as SURVIVE THE SAVAGE SEA. Hal and Margaret Roth, veteran sailors, set out to sail their famous boat, WHISPER, through and around the little-known archipelago on the southwest coast of South America (memorable principally form Darwin's account in VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE) and thence around the greatest challenge of all, Cape Horn. After an 8,000 voyage from California, during which they explored a vast archipelago, deep fjords between high mountains, and glaciers, they arrived at the bottom of the world. They anchored one night in a small bay poised for the passage around the Horn. There, just 24 miles from the Horn, they were struck by a violent storm and wrecked on a desolate, rocky shore. They survived for nine days until a Chilean navy patrol ship spotted their signals and took them off. They came back, however, selvaged WHISPER, and set out again. This time they successfully rounded the Horn and headed north to the United States. By the time they arrived on the East Coast, they had logged 20, 000 miles. This is a tale for the armchair voyager, the nautical buff, and the lover of adventure."Keywords: CAPE HORN FIRST EDITION ADVENTURE NAUTICAL EXPLORATION VOYAGES SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER JOSHUA SLOCUM First edition. Address label on front endpaper, pages foxed. New York / London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1978. First Edition. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2196664)
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