Sea of Dreams: Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat
by Mayers, Adam
A nail-biting account of the 2002 Around Alone yacht race by the journalist who covered it for the Toronto Star. Mayers follows the sailors (including Canadian Derek Hatfield who was cruelly dismasted part way through the race) through the Bay of Biscayís wild storms, the Doldrums, an angry Southern Ocean, and the treachery of Cape Horn. Mayers completes the account with intimate information about the minutia of the life of long-distance skippers and the boats they sail.