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Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hinman, Wendy

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A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. Not for the Wilcox family.In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on a coral reef, with surf tearing a huge hole into t...he side of their boat.With years invested in saving money, preparing the boat, and learning to navigate by the stars, parents Chuck and Dawn refuse to give up. Fourteen-year-old Garth is determined to continue, while eleven-year-old Linda never wanted to go in the first place. Can they overcome the emotional, physical and financial challenges to transform from castaways into circumnavigators?To triumph, they must rebuild their boat on a remote Pacific island. Damage sustained on the reef and a lack of resources haunt them the rest of the way around the world as they face daunting obstacles, including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, plus pesky bureaucrats and cockroaches as stubborn as the family. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggle to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they run out of food on a trial that tests them to their limits.
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ISBN 9780984835034
Publisher Salsa Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9780984835034
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Salsa Press
Imprint Salsa Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hinman, Wendy
Category Biography & Autobiography
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Travel & Holiday Guides
Number of Pages 444
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 910.9164
Weight 649g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sailing - Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ocean - Description and travel, Adventure and adventurers - Pacific Ocean, Hinman, Wendy - Travel
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade