A high point of nautical adventure, this tells of an eighty day crossing of the Atlantic from Gibraltar to New York in a 34 foot, 40 year old yawl, ""single-handed"". The record, based on his log, avoids personal emphasis and bravado and follows faithfully his six weeks trip from England to Gibraltar where he installed a new mast, laid in the stores for a possible period of 100 days before setting off on the 5000 mile crossing via the Trade Wind routes. Alternating with the incidents of excitement, of bad weather and nights at the helm, of a rotting halyard which knocked him out, -- there are the lesser considerations of housekeeping, of preparing meals in violent motion, catching up with the laundry, etc. etc. until the great, final excitement when land is sighted. A modest narrative of a considerable exploit, this is most definitely for the sailing fraternity but for other armchair adventurers as well.