A Single Wave: Stories of Storms and Survival
Webb Chiles set several records while bailing his way through cyclones, capsizes, cold and wet terror. Whether rounding Cape Horn or circumnavigating in an 18-foot yawl, he frequently sailed at the edge of death—but lived to write about it in this unique book.
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