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The Singlehander

In the world of sailing most are known as day sailors, racers, or weekenders, those that take family or friends for a short sail to be with wind and sea. A much smaller group is known as the bluewater sailors. They are made up of men and women who will travel great distances at sea, as they move from one port to another, often crossing borders without any regard. Within that group is yet an even smaller sect. They call us the singlehanders. Generally peripatetic by nature, we roam the oceans of the world alone, at will.

In the twenty years of sailing a variety of boats, I have met many singlehanders. Friendships are made fast for none are ever in the same place very long. The simplest reason will cause a singlehander to move thousands of miles; sometimes it’s simply because "I felt like going for a sail one day and just kept going."
In this funny little world, one can rapidly make a great friendship with another bluewater sailor. They'll part ways and years will pass. At some future time and distant place, they find themselves in the same port again. Instantly, friendships are renewed and long stories are exchanged through the night. Invariably, one question is always asked, "What happened and what did you do to find yourself in this lifestyle?” Each story is unique, as is mine. My life at sea would begin with my shot at four world records trying to sail alone around the world in a twelve-foot boat. However, there is much more to it than just sea stories.

This adventure began with an odd series of events that started when I was eighteen. At the time, I thought I was controlling these events. However, years later, I realized it was the events that controlled me. As each one occurred, it was my reaction to it that would send me to the next step on my journey to the sea.
This book is about a boy, a girl, and a little boat named DREAM. This is our story.

 
































 


 


 

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