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Old 29-11-2010, 16:14   #16
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Beginning in December 1971, Rosie sailed around the world from Gibraltar via Australia with her first husband Colin Swale and daughter Eve on their 30-foot catamaran, the Anneliese. The trip was part sponsored by the Daily Mail newspaper and also by Independent Television News (ITN) who provided them with a camera to record their own news reports of the journey.[9] Sailing 30,000 miles across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific, stopping at the Galapagos Islands, the Marquesas, Tahiti and Tonga before reaching Australia in 1973. They were the first catamaran to round Cape Horn.[10]
Although both Swale and her husband were able to sail and had prepared as well as they could, the trip had its risks and nearly ended in disaster when Rosie fell overboard in the Caribbean 900 miles from the closest land - again when she needed emergency medical treatment in hospital and a third time when the whole family suffered arsenic poisoning from a meal of unsoaked beans. The hardships were survived, however, and the voyage was a significant navigational achievement using only an old Spitfirecompass, nautical charts and a sextant in the days before GPS. By the time the family finally returned to Plymouth Rosie had not only completed her first book Rosie Darling (often working below decks on her typewriter for up to six hours at a time) but had also written her second book, Children of Cape Horn
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Old 29-11-2010, 16:21   #17
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Cape horn?

Peace of cake for a 16 year old girl and a pink boat

JESSICA WATSON ROUNDS CAPE HORN
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This is Skip Novak's "Pelagic" charter boat. Seems it was booked for the passage - Skip has done this trip many a times...
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Very cool. Is that part of a longer documentary? I would love to see the whole thing and on a big screen.

3 One hour documentaries called Top Dogs: Adventures in War, Sea and Ice.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston took them around the Horn.
Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (Explorer and ex-SAS officer) took them on a Polar expedition.
John Simpson (BBC Foreign Correspondent) took them through the Kybher Pass and into the Tora Bora mountains.
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