Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat (Paperback)

Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat

By Adam Mayers

McClelland & Stewart, 9780771057540, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2006

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Description

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

As a journalist with the Toronto Star, Adam Mayers provided comprehensive coverage of the Around Alone race. He is the author of three books.


Praise For Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat

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

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