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A remarkable 3 year circumnavigation by Eric and Susan Hiscock in 1959 on their 30' Wanderer 3. The 90 min film has been remastered in HD and offered by TheSailingChannel for rent or purchase. It's remarkable considering 55 years ago there was no electronic navigation, refrigeration, or any of the things we take for granted...only a compass and a lot of courage.

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A remarkable 3 year circumnavigation by Eric and Susan Hiscock in 1959 on their 30' Wanderer 3. The 90 min film has been remastered in HD and offered by TheSailingChannel for rent or purchase. It's remarkable considering 55 years ago there was no electronic navigation, refrigeration, or any of the things we take for granted...only a compass and a lot of courage.

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Even more remarkable was their first round-trip in 1954, chronicled in their book, "Around the World on Wanderer III". While Eric and Susan have long since gone to Fiddler's Green, Wanderer III lives on, most recently gracing the cover of Cruising World's "Anniversary Issue", October 2014. We had the good fortune to meet Eric and Susan when they stopped in Sausalito in 1970's or so on Wanderer IV enroute to NZ. Susan was very sweet and Eric was a pip that liked his (and/or our) Scotch. We learned a lot from those kind, gentle folk. Read the book...
 

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One can watch it for n/c on u tube, it is proof that we don't "need" a lot of the stuff we think we do, a great film for a sailor to see.
 

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I bought it through the Sailing Channel as the quality is better but yes it is a fabulous film.
 

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Even more remarkable was their first round-trip in 1954, chronicled in their book, "Around the World on Wanderer III". While Eric and Susan have long since gone to Fiddler's Green, Wanderer III lives on, most recently gracing the cover of Cruising World's "Anniversary Issue", October 2014. We had the good fortune to meet Eric and Susan when they stopped in Sausalito in 1970's or so on Wanderer IV enroute to NZ. Susan was very sweet and Eric was a pip that liked his (and/or our) Scotch. We learned a lot from those kind, gentle folk. Read the book...
Read all their books. E&S are probably more responsible for my initial interest in cruising under sail than anyone else.

After watching the film I'd have to agree re Eric's love of a tipple.
 

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"They were the people who popularized that whole concept of cruising. They were the people who did it first."
- Don Wogaman

We got permission from Eric Hiscock's niece, and also the Southern Echo newspaper to use a wonderful photo of Eric and Susan Hiscock voyage planning on a chart in the cockpit, and another of them loading provisions onto their boat in this video where cruisers Don and D talk about the Hiscocks...

http://youtu.be/vG-0n9tDZ7Q?t=8m26s
 

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I have the same eye disease as him,so its very inspiring for me as my biggest fear is not being able to do things as my vision goes
 

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I have the same eye disease as him,so its very inspiring for me as my biggest fear is not being able to do things as my vision goes
I remember Eric Forsyth telling me stories about Eric Hiscock continuing to sail even though his eyesight was failing... Eric Forsyth was smiling and snickering when he told me the story of how everyone in the anchorage was on the lookout when they knew that Eric Hiscock was coming in because they knew that his eyesight wasn't so good...

He kept sailing. I hope I do too. :)
 
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