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Trekka Round the World

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One of the great maritime stories of all time, is updated in this entirely new edition. Contains previously unpublished anecdotes and photos of a remarkable sailing trip around the world. Included are John’s accomplishments in his Endangered Species in the 1998 Singlehanded TransPac Race.
Published May 1st 1999 by Fine Edge (first published October 12th 1979)
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Unit of Raine
Quick tour around the world with Trekka. After seeing Trekka in the Victoria and reading as many of the Beryl and Miles Smeeton adventures, I was interested in John's perspective. It maintains a similar no-nonsense recitation of adventures. It was interesting to read the follow-on sections about John's later voyages in different boats. And, as he is/was a Seattle-ite, I have this feeling that I missed the opportunity to meet him by maybe a decade. And that makes me sad.

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Steve Van Slyke
I read an earlier version than this one, although I now own an autographed copy of this one. What a great and yet so humble a sailor is John Guzzwell. This is an amazing story of a young man building his own boat and then sailing it around the world. It was one of the books that impelled me forward on my own voyages. Once I had read about his experience of diving into Mariner's Cave in Tonga I had to do it myself. This is a timeless book for all wanna-be, has-been and armchair sailors.
Miles Sandgathe
Great Book! Inspirational, informative and a downright great adventure around the world.
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