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Playing Cards in a Hurricane
Author: Robert Oliver
Author’s Website: Robert Oliver – Official Website
Format: Kindle and Paperback
Print length : 198 pages
File Size: 20561 KB
ASIN No: ASIN: B0BNQZD57R
An enthralling memoir of a mad and dangerous attempt by three men, to deliver a small yacht across 3,800 miles of ocean from Tortola in the Caribbean, across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean to Corfu.
Kezia, a 35’ yacht, is barely seaworthy and in such poor condition, that it is towed into nearly every port that it tries to call into, from the Azores in the North Atlantic, to Corfu in Greece.
This is the real-life story of a novice sailor, enduring sunstroke, near drowning, exhaustion, a fire on-board and starvation when the supplies run out. This is punctuated by bouts of hilarity and bizarre incidents, such as playing cards whilst a hurricane rages around the boat, being buzzed by a very low-flying RAF jet and a one-man mutiny by the skipper.
Most importantly, it is a tale of the companionship of three men facing a deadly challenge.