THE STRANGE LAST VOYAGE OF DONALD CROWHURST PDF

S imon Crowhurst was eight when he saw his father for the last time. He remembers going out with the rest of the family in a motor boat, to the yacht his father was sailing around the world. Simon was nine when he learned his father had died. Then she broke down in tears.

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The Sailor's Classics library introduces a new generation of readers to the best books ever written about small boats under sail. In the autumn of , Donald Crowhurst set sail from England to participate in the first single-handed nonstop around-the-world sailboat race. Eight months later, his boat was found in the mid-Atlantic, intact but with no one on board. In this gripping reconstruction, journalists Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall tell the story of Crowhurst's ill-fated voyage. In , lone sailor Donald Crowhurst on his trimaran Teignmouth Electron was supposed to be sailing home to a heroes welcome in England having won a highly publicized around the world race.

A good read about the infamous Crowhurst mystery and an interesting insight into his character. His lack of preparation and readiness for the challenge ahead in all areas are obvious in the book He was nominated Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the war in Vietnam.

Ron Hall is a leading British journalist. He was cofounder of the Sunday Times ' London "Insight," where he was editor from - 66, and he became joint managing editor of the Sunday Times in He has been called by The Guardian "the finest writer afloat since Conrad.

Nicholas Tomalin , Ron Hall. The Sailor's Classics library introduces a new generation of readers to the best books ever written about small boats under sail In the autumn of , Donald Crowhurst set sail from England to participate in the first single-handed nonstop around-the-world sailboat race. The Maiden Voyage. The Revolutionary Boat.

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In , Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product. Few people knew that he wasn't an experienced deep-water sailor. His progress was so slow that he decided to short-cut the journey, while falsifying his location through radio messages from his supposed course. Everyone following the race thought that he was winning, and a hero's welcome awaited him at home in Britain. But on 10 July , eight months after he set off, his wife was told that his boat had been discovered drifting in mid-Atlantic. Crowhurst was missing, assumed drowned, and there was much speculation that this was one of the great mysteries of the sea. In this masterpiece of investigative journalism , Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall reconstruct one of the greatest hoaxes of our time.

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The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

The Sailor's Classics library introduces a new generation of readers to the best books ever written about small boats under sail. In the autumn of , Donald Crowhurst set sail from England to participate in the first single-handed nonstop around-the-world sailboat race. Eight months later, his boat was found in the mid-Atlantic, intact but with no one on board. In this gripping reconstruction, journalists Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall tell the story of Crowhurst's ill-fated voyage.

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Donald Crowhurst

Donald Charles Alfred Crowhurst — July was a British businessman and amateur sailor who died while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race , a single-handed , round-the-world yacht race. Soon after departing, his ship began taking on water and he wrote it would probably sink in heavy seas. He secretly abandoned the race while reporting false positions, in an attempt to appear to complete a circumnavigation without actually doing so. His ship's log books, found after his disappearance, suggest that the stress he was under possibly led to his suicide. Crowhurst's convoluted, and ultimately tragic participation in the race has exerted a fascination over subsequent generations of commentators and artists and has inspired a number of books, stage plays, and movies, among the latter a factual documentary " Deep Water ", the movie " Crowhurst ", and the film " The Mercy ".

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