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First Lady: A History Making Solo Voyage Around The World

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On June 5th, 1988, Kay Cotee fulfilled a childhood dream.

After covering more than 22,000 nautical miles in 189 days at sea she became the first woman in history to complete a solo, nonstop and unassisted voyage around the world.

Sailing her yacht, Blackmores First Lady, Kay Cottee crossed the world's great oceans, rounded the five capes of the Southern Hemisphere and was la
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Published (first published December 31st 1989)
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Deborah
As a person with no knowledge of sailing at the time I read this book I loved the whole process of learning about her special craft. A description of being becalmed and out of all contact with others is one that has stayed with me and one I would have loved to share
Beverly Dowdell
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
She survived the trip of a lifetime and achieved her goal and dream because she was PREPARED! Even with all that preparation she faced unbelievable challenges emotionally and mentally and hit her target. An inspiration in courageous tenacity.
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May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring and a bit scary at times. I can't imagine the frightening situation of being alone, in weather so rough, your boat is not just blown flat, but rolled 360 degrees and you end up overboard.
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