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Survive the Savage Sea : Sailing Classics - Dougal Robertson

Survive the Savage Sea

Sailing Classics

Paperback Published: 25th January 1994
ISBN: 9780924486739
Number Of Pages: 224

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After their 43-foot schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific. With no maps, compass, or navigational instruments, and rations for only three days, they used every survival technique they could as they battled 20-foot waves, marauding sharks, thirst, starvation, and exhaustion.

...[a] well-written account...an unexpectedly personal view of a man's physical and a woman's emotional courage that, when bonded, produced the strength to survive. Sailing For stark excitement, marine natural history, practical lessons, and human love and stresses, few records, if any, of hazard and survival have ever bettered it. Washington Post Book World [The Robertsons] survived and their tale is a triumph of human resource and determination against terrible odds. Cruising World What a brave man, what an eloquent writer! In case of shipwreck I would send for Dougal Robertson or, in absence of him, reread his book in order to find out what on earth to do next. -- Nicholas Monsarrat

List of Illustrations Author's Acknowledgements Glossary of Sailing Terms Prologue Part One: the Attack Part Two: Castaways Part Three: Safety Part Four: Coincidence Part Five: The Last Analysis

ISBN: 9780924486739
ISBN-10: 0924486732
Series: Sailing Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 20.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4