The Sea Takes No Prisoners: Offshore Voyages in an Open Dinghy
by Clutterbuck, Peter
Encouraged by his parents to become more self-sufficient, the author (only 16 at the time) decided to test his mettle in the family’s 16-foot open dinghy "Calypso". He restored the Wayfayer, set out, and was hit by a Force 7 gale. Survival spurred him on to sail across the English Channel and through the Bay of Biscay, down the French canals, into the Med, up to the North Sea, and across the Baltic to Oslo.