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A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage
 
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A World of My Own: The First Ever Non-stop Solo Round the World Voyage [Format Kindle]

Robin Knox-Johnston
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On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost
unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her
helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili,
paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and
brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder
head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception
for Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the world
non-stop single-handed.




By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last
great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every
temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from
polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost
self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny
ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the
fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination.




A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving
account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant
bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to be
enthralled and inspired.

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Tout comme Bernard Moitessier, Robin Knox-Johnston etait engage dans la premiere course autour du monde. A sa maniere, Robin K-J narre sa traversee, ses emotions et sa vision. Le style est beaucoup plus reserve que celui de Moitessier et livre moins de details sur l'introspection de l'homme lors de ce tres long voyage, mais meme si le recit comporte des longueurs, il est un complement a ne pas rater a "la longue route" de Moitessier.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The young man and the sea 18 janvier 1998
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The reader enters the inner workings of the mind of a great sailor and one of the most self sufficient individuals you will ever read about. The book is as enjoyable as "The Old Man and the Sea" and should be kept aboard every small yacht that sails the seas. The true adventure of R. Knox-Johnston's self sail around the world. The first man to do so non-stop and unassisted. It is a great reading and learning experience. A great place to start if you want to learn about sailing, the sea,nature, courage and fortitude.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A good read for fans of the 1968 Golden Globe Race 2 janvier 1998
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For aficionados of the 1968 Golden Globe sailing race, this book, from the official winner, Robin Knox-Johnson, is an authentic account of a Herculean task - to sail non-stop around the world. The book is a metaphor for the race itself - at times exhilarating and often monotonous. Although ÒThe Longest RaceÓ by Hal Roth is still the most entertaining book on the subject (it covered all nine race entrants), Knox-JohnsonÕs book is a quick read. Be prepared, however, for a healthy dose of British colloquialisms. Sadly, the end of the book is rather anti-climactic - it ends when the race ends. There was no mention of the events following his return to Falmouth (acclimatization to civilization, fanfare, news of the other contestants, etc.). My sense is that when writing the book, just as in sailing the race, he had just had enough of it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Juxtaposition at Sea 17 février 2003
Par SoloSailor - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A good and easy read by Robin Knox-Johnson who now helps manage the Golden Globe race of today. (2003; see Brad VanLiew's brilliant success in the Class 2 fleet in the news)
Readers should also include Bernard Moitessier's `The Long Way' book of the same 1968 race. It is intensely interesting that where one flourished, the appointed `winner' suffered a long and arduous ordeal. Knox-Johnson describes his exhausted stop in Australia and time at anchor in this book, yet accepted the trophy. Moitessier was far ahead off the South American coast when he took a right and continued on half way around the globe again to rest free of the commercialization the media had put upon the event. Bernard had reached the highest levels of thought and global mindedness, while Robin had been reduced to survival mode and raw instinct. Can you call the "Winner" of this non-stop circumnavigation? These two accounts of the same race cover the range of human limits and ethics and should be bundled together as a set.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Another must read for sailors 11 septembre 2012
Par Alexey Filimonov - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is what the real adventure is made of. It doesn't need big sponsors, or waiting for the ideal conditions, or perfect equipment, or global media coverage. It might seem that those days are gone now, but this is not true, and this book is a wonderful reminder that you can still have a good adventure of your own.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Best read by the sailor 12 janvier 2012
Par S. G. Fortosis - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Knox-Johnston took on a terrific challenge, conquered it, and survived none the worse for the experience. The adventure is written well, with interspersed drama throughout the voyage. I've read a number of true life adventures and some are written for the audience-at-large, while others are focused more for the informed expert. Throughout this account Knox-Johnston uses technical jargon, always describing experiences as a seasoned seaman would discuss it with other seamen. He uses hundreds of terms and procedures that even the pleasure sailor would not have experienced and would probably not comprehend. For that reason, the account grew a bit tedious at times. For a good comparison/contrast you might want to pick up the book Adrift, in which a man drifts in a liferaft for over 70 days when he loses his boat on the high seas. Still, a story of a great achievement.
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