From the Inside Flap
"Neal Petersen has completed two amazing journeys in his life: a single-handed sailboat race around the world and an even more arduous and eventful trip just to make it to the starting line."Brian Hicks, author of Ghost Ship and coauthor of Into the Wind, Around Alone: The Story of the Worlds Longest Race
"From the underwater diamond mines off Africa to the violent storms off Cape Horn, Neal Petersens story is a roller-coaster ride that will leave you exhilarated and inspired."Tony Bartelme, Charleston Post and Courier
About the Author
Neal Petersen, a self-taught sailor, was born in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1999 he became the first black man to race solo around the globe. An international sportsman, a motivational speaker, and the subject of a PBS documentary, Petersen lives in McClellanville, South Carolina. A lifelong resident of the South Carolina Lowcountry, William P. Baldwin has worked as a commercial fisherman and as a house builder, but his "occupation of compulsion" is writing. The author or coauthor of ten books, Baldwin lives in McClellanville. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Patty Fulcher has worked as an elementary school teacher and a medical researcher. Now retired, she assists her husband in his medical practice and Baldwin with writing projects. Fulcher also lives in McClellanville.