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09-10-2009 04:30 AM
Benny26 the book "a voyage for madmen" by peter nichols, is also about that race... great book! makes me want to sail around the world...
08-20-2009 11:56 AM
merlin2375 Thanks adru! Great stuff!
08-20-2009 12:57 AM
SVlagniappe Thanks so much for posting a link to the youtube video. I've read the story, but I really enjoyed the video!
Enjoyed might not be the right word, but I'm glad that I spent the evening watching it...
08-19-2009 10:30 PM
TQA Bernard was one of my heroes. He was one of the reasons I bought a steel boat and one of the highlights of the transatlantic was seeing Joshua in Coruna being campaigned by a group of young French sailors.

But he did wreck almost every boat he owned!
08-19-2009 05:06 PM
adru The documentary Deep Water about Donald Crowhurst's misadventure was on PBS last night. A sad but facinating tale of adventure, deception, and madness.
08-19-2009 04:48 PM
imagine2frolic Hal makes you feel like a family member. I like him too. I forget the title, but when he entered a single-hand around the world sponsored by Sebago. That was a good read too.......i2f
08-19-2009 04:07 PM
The Longest Race, by Hal Roth

About the race is also worth reading...

I2F, talking about writers, I actually also like Hal Roth's books..
08-19-2009 03:36 PM
Originally Posted by tommays View Post
Your losing me here as Donald Crowhurst was the one who cheated and dies ?
He tried to cheat, and is believed to have committed suicide rather than face the scrutiny of the officials. ......i2f
08-19-2009 02:56 PM
norsearayder ah yyes bernard won the race and showed us all the true meaning of cruising singlehanded
08-19-2009 02:54 PM
tommays Your losing me here as Donald Crowhurst was the one who cheated and dies ?
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