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Shrimpy: A Record Round-the-World Voyage in an 18 Foot Yacht (PB)

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Oxfam Books & Music Fareham When Shane Acton set off from Falmouth in 1973 in the 18 foot "Super Shrimp" to seek adventure on the high seas, he was armed with a navigation book given to him as a birthday present, a plastic sextant, Mickey Mouse wristwatch and a Japanese radio - plus a novice's optimism. Before buying his tiny yacht he had never sailed before. The extraordinary story of his eight-year record-breaking circumnavigation, with all its dangers, discoveries and joys, has become a sailing classic.;This book chronicles the daredevil experiences of this young voyager who overcame hair-raising perils, not to mention his own inexperience in navigation, to achieve what for most people will always remain just a dream. Former marine Shane Acton from Cambridge always loved boats and the open trail. But it was after returning from a year roaming America - fed up with the red tape and visa requirements restricting his freedom - that he decided the answer was to get a boat and simply sail along from country to country wherever the mood took him. He is currently based in Costa Rica, South America. 1993 paperback in very good used condition, with minor surface marks to covers, slight edgewear and spotting to page edges. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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