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Old 16-08-2010, 11:19   #1
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'Voyage for Madmen' by Peter Nichols

I ran a search and did not find this one listed. This is a great book about the 1968-69 Golden Globes race around the world. Nine men set out to race each other non-stop around the world by way of the southern ocean and only one successfully returns to his port of origination to win. I thought this was an awesome book!

Joshua Slocum once quoted an old sailors adage that went somethin like, “below 40’S latitude there is no law and below 50’S lattitude there is no God.” While law has long since been established below 40’S latitude. In all my reading so far any sailor to pass through the nightmare that is below 50’S lattitude still seems to ask themself the question of God’s residency there abouts.
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I ran a search and did not find this one listed. This is a great book about the 1968-69 Golden Globes race around the world. Nine men set out to race each other non-stop around the world by way of the southern ocean and only one successfully returns to his port of origination to win. I thought this was an awesome book!

Joshua Slocum once quoted an old sailors adage that went somethin like, below 40S latitude there is no law and below 50S lattitude there is no God. While law has long since been established below 40S latitude. In all my reading so far any sailor to pass through the nightmare that is below 50S lattitude still seems to ask themself the question of Gods residency there abouts.
I know I have mentioned it in a few posts on this forum. I agree, it's a splendid book.
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I read it this past winter during the great snow storm! Loved it! I know I'll want to read it again.
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Sea Change is another excellent sailing book by Peter Nichols.
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