Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat

By Adam Mayers

McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771057540, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2006

The biennial Around Alone yacht race (now known as the 5-Oceans Challenge) is the most thrilling adventure in the world for the sailors passionate enough to undertake it. Among the competitors in 2002 was Derek Hatfield, a former fraud-squad Mountie, whose forty-foot "Spirit of Canada" had cost him almost everything he had. In this nail-biting account of the race, Adam Mayers brings to life the joys and the agonies of racing alone -- and the dreams that drive these men and women to sail around the world solo. Watch for Hatfield when he competes again in 2006.

About the Author
Adam Mayers is a senior editor at, the "Toronto Star's" website, and a frequent contributor to "Civil War Times Illustrated", the largest general interest magazine on the Civil War. His articles focus on Canadian connections to the conflict.

Mr. Mayers has a degree in psychology from McMaster, a graduate degree in journalism from the City University of London, and an MBA from McMaster. He lives in Oakville, Ontario.

Praise For Sea of Dreams

“[A] dramatic tale of grit and stamina.”
Hamilton Spectator