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Maiden Voyage

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message 1: by William (new)

William Graney | 99 comments Mod
Currently reading Maiden Voyage, about a young woman who sailed solo around the world in 1987.
Pretty good so far, she's made it from New York City to Tahiti despite having extremely limited sailing and navigational skills.
There's a massive amount of family drama in the background that makes it read like a soap opera at times but she does a good job of capturing the solitude of being at sea for long stretches of time.

message 2: by William (new)

William Graney | 99 comments Mod
Finished this and recommend it, I'm feeling inspired to learn how to sail.

message 3: by Marcie (new)

Marcie | 23 comments I remember liking this one too, though it's been a few years since I've read it. I thought that Tania was a pretty down-to-earth and believable reporter about her around the world sailing adventure.

William, you should check out the sailing classes through the City of Ventura since you're not too far away. I haven't taken any, but I crew with some people who have been through their program.

message 4: by Justin (new)

Justin | 2 comments I loved this book. I read it before I took my own boat on a year long cruise from New York City to Texas. It was a great inspiration seeing the things she struggled with and overcame.

message 5: by William (new)

William Graney | 99 comments Mod
Tania wrote another book and offers charters as well.
Must have been great taking a year long cruise Justin!

message 6: by Justin (new)

Justin | 2 comments Yeah, its been a blast. Central America this winter. I write an episodic blog about my travels if you interested. Atlas Sailed

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