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500 Days Paperback – January, 1988
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that counts. It's the strength and seaworthiness that matter.
This CERTAINLY applies to this single handed circumnavigation.
Enjoyed the book very much.
This is a wonderful book and an almost incredible adventure. The author sailed solo around the entire globe in a boat less than 12 feet long that he built himself! He shares the trials and tribulations he endured from skin rashes to cyclones to a shipboard fire, yet the tone of the book is positive, full of the joy of smooth sailing, fascinating descriptions of the places he visited and warm and fun interactions with new friends he made along the way.
It is a very enjoyable book and I highly recommend it, both to experienced sailors who will appreciate some technical details and those of us who do most of our traveling in our imagination.
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Highly entertaining read that never gets becalmed. The challenges, trials, and triumphs encountered in world travel in a small sailboat are put forth in an easy going simple style. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very good reading and I liked the short to the point narrative. I would recommend the book as a good adventure story.Published 1 month ago by Craig Faubion
Some would refer to this voyage as a stunt - not entirely the case. Testa does reference the record, however you do get the feeling he was at a stalemate in life, and looking to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by rtowner
It seems to me Serge was quite lucky but he did appear to have his ducks in a row. Very interesting book.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very easy to read got right into what it would be like to attempt such a massive task. The conditions described in such a small boat are testimony to the courage of the writer. Read morePublished on June 6, 2014 by Andrew Howarth
As with some, the author did not dwell on the negative aspects of his trip. His boat was small, slow, and left a lot to desire, but it was strong, reliable, and debt free. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by William J Morrison
I enjoyed the book but after reading others like Lone Voyager (Howard Blackburn) and True Spirit by Jessica Watson I felt like this was a bit less engaging.Published on May 21, 2014 by Randy Gardner