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Storm Passage: Alone Around Cape Horn

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  89 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
From the cover of the original hard cover edition: "I was born for this moment and for all the days ahead." Thus begins the intensely personal account of 33 year old Webb Chiles' formidable voyage around the world by way of Cape Horn; the legendary fulfillment of a dream conceived in childhood. Alone at sea for 310 days on his 37-foot cutter EGREGIOUS, he covered 38,000 mi ...more
Hardcover, 245 pages
Published September 1977 by Times Books(NY)
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Craig Bowman
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
I have read tons of sailing books and I found this author spent far too much time complaining about having to bail his constantly leaking boat when he passes dozens, if not hundreds, of ports along the way that he could have stopped at to get it fixed. If you chose not to fix something then stop complaining about it page after page. Since he seemed bent on not stopping, the book lacked interesting stories of people and places he visited along the way and we were stuck listening to a guy give a d ...more
Conrad
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Webb Chiles' narrative (in Log entry form) of his solo voyage to circumnavigate the world. At first, he is maddeningly full of himself - calling himself an 'exceptional man'. His choice of reading material for his journey consists primarily of biographies of exceptional men. By sheer grit and determination he finally succeeded in his quest when others may have called it quits - perhaps that makes him somewhat exceptional - it was quite a feat of endurance. It seems, towards the end of his journe ...more
Nancy Patterson
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great read! Compassion, inspiration to follow my own dreams, strength in persistence... what is NOT to love about this book!
I have owned a copy for 20 years and re-read it ever few years. I always find something new, a deeper message... and have nothing other than respect and admiration for the individual sailing around the world alone.
John
Dec 11, 2007 rated it liked it
Rated: C+
Matthew Parsons
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting book, guy is kinda full of himself but is slowly humbled. he really should get a refund off whoever built his boat though holy crap
Bryan Chrysler
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Wonderful Sailing Adventure!

A wonderfully written story of skill, luck, and determination as a man faces challenge after challenge. A story of determination and courage.
Rita
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
great adventure if you are into sailing
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