Sailing Around the World: A Family Retraces Joshua Slocum's Voyage

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
Guy Bernardin, a French racing sailor, buys a replica of the SPRAY and takes his wife and 3-year-old son on a circumnavigation retracing Joshua SlocumAs famous voyage. It is 1995 and Guy, Annick and Briac will spend the next three years travelling around the world in SPRAY OF SAINT BRIAC. First, on a trial run, they leave from Newport, get to GuyAs native Brittany, then on to Portugal, Spain and a new crossing of the Atlantic, the Caribbean and back to New England via the Intracoastal Waterway. Then, familiar with the SPRAY and their life on board, they follow in the wake of Slocum. The Atlantic, where they escape Hurricane Chantal, the Azores, Tenerife, Culebra, the Panama Canal, the Pacific, the Tuamotus to Australia, the Indian Ocean, South Africa, the South Atlantic with a stop at St Helena, and back to Newport in time to participate in the anniversary celebrations. Bernardin brings a fresh look to this travelogue. An expert sailor, he enjoys himself doing what seems to him easy sailing. He introduces his young child to life on a boat and discovers the whole world at the same time. This is the story of a happy family at sea.Remembering Slocum and his own grandfather, a Cape Ho
 

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Contents

Looking for a Replica of SPRAY
3
Getting to Know SPRAY in the Atlantic
9
Heading South
17
Briacs Second Transatlantic
30
From the Caribbean to Guatemala
40
Journey to the Land of the Maya
47
Return to the United States
63
Following Joshua Slocums Trail
77
Behind the Coral Reef
135
The Indian Ocean
146
South Africa
163
Miraculous Fishing in the South Atlantic
177
The Doldrums
183
Newportthe Centennial Celebration
186
Across the Atlantic to Expo 98
202
A Critical Analysis of the Yawl SPRAY by C Andrade
208

Hurricane Chantal in the Atlantic
79
Objective Tenerife
91
The Tradewind Route to Culebra
101
The Panama Canal
112
Pacific Ocean Here We Come
117
From the Tuamotus to Cairns
127
Glossary
225
Bibliography
231
Useful Addresses
232
About the Author 234
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