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The Sea Takes No Prisoners

SKU BKS9781472945716
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Peter Clutterbuck was lucky enough to be a teenager in the 1960s, when long summer holidays meant uninhibited opportunities to find freedom - and danger. He proceeded to set out on incredible voyages across the high seas in a 16 foot open dinghy. With a series of intrepid crew he first sailed across the Channel, then braved the notorious Bay of Biscay, cruised the Mediterranean, before tackling the North Sea and Baltic.

Sailing on the edge, often on stormy nights, Peter and his crew survived towering waves, gales, capsizes, dismasting, nine rudder breakages, getting lost in fog, and hallucinations caused by sleep deprivation. Beautifully and charmingly written, with plenty of offbeat humour, this is a lovely insight into a golden age of freedom and adventure. With a Foreword by world-famous yachtsman Brian Thompson.