Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 149 pages
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Over the last century only six men had defied the power of nature and successfully rowed across the Atlantic from west to east. Maud Fontenoy, a 2005 Time (Europe) Hero, changed that forever when she became the first woman to do so. In 2003 Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her twenty-four-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do what men once believed to be impossible. It became a journey both far more harrowing than even she had imagined and one full of unexpected wonders. Her extraordinary story continues to inspire.
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Contents

Foreword
THE ROUTE
Part OneThe White Hell of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
1 First Storm Memories of SaintPierre First Days at Sea
2 Sponsors and High Heels The Fishermen of St Johns Live from the Atlantic
3 Fog on the Grand Banks Childhood Memories Near Miss First Bath Jellyfish for Company
Part TwoMisleading Sun on the Gulf Stream
4 Letter from dAboville Life aboard Pilot A Shipyard in a Field
6 Longitude 31 West A Bottle at Sea End of August
Part ThreeContrary Winds
7 ThirtySix Hours in a Gale Clouds of Plankton Tracy Chapman
8 Desalinator Breakdown Easterly Winds Sill Sharks and Barnacles
9 Storm Warning One Sparrow Three Butterflies Heading for Spain Last Night Aboard
Following Your Dream
Acknowledgments
Copyright

5 On the Whale Highway Tropical Storm Dany Dolphins

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About the author (2012)

Regina L. Brooks is the founder of Serendipity Literary and has been developing books for over a decade. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine, Writer's Digest Magazine, and Sister2Sister. She lives in New York City.

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