Cape Horn Birthday
by Freeman, Peter
GPS did not exist when Peter Freeman set out alone in 1984 on the 32-foot sloop he and his wife had built. Over the next two years, he navigated right around the globe using a compass, a sextant, books of tables, and his wits. He survived a severe lightning event, as well as snow- and hailstorms, and rebuilt the self-steering rudder, repaired torn sails, and fixed broken gear. His voyage began and ended in Victoria, British Columbia–and set a new world record. This is his memoir.