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Book Review: Knox-Johnston on Sailing

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Knox-Johnston on sailing -  .. .  
British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was first man to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and single-handed in 1969 in one of the most famous race sagas of all time.

Sir Robin went on to a life of high achieving sailing, and is today probably the world's most revered living sailor. The collection of his best writing – Knox-Johnston On Sailing – was published last year and was a Christmas bestseller in the UK.


The sub-title sums it up as a 'lifetime of reflections on the joys, terrors, and triumphs of sailing from Britain's greatest yachtsman.'

In addition to setting other global sailing records, he has led sailing expeditions to far flung destinations, amassing a breadth of experience few can equal. In his new book, a compilation of his monthly articles in Yachting World, Sir Robin shares his thoughts on the majesty, mystery, and dangers of sailing the open seas. He describes the 'Joy of the Solo Sailor' as well as the realities of safety at sea and life on board a yacht, recalling his escape from a perfect storm, night terrors and waves capable of devouring a ship.

This book allows readers to experience the joys (going round the Horn of Africa in a day) of sailing, as well as close calls
Sheds light on the role of the media and sailing as well as the changing face of sailing.

A fascinating record of heroic and larger-than-life exploits from Britain's most famous celebrated yachtsman, Knox-Johnston on Sailing is a fascinating account of one man's quest for physical challenge and adventure and the rewards they offer.


The book is available in Boat Books in their Sydney or Melbourne stores, or buy it online by clicking here.


by Lee Mylchreest

  

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