THE WIND IS FREE by Frank Wightman


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For the sea-going fraternity, this account of nearly 6,000 miles of ocean travel under sail by a man who waited 20 years for his dream to come true. The author pictures the long years of planning his boat, waiting, through the interruption of war, the necessity of working, for the day when he could build it, and finally the revolt from his job so that he could indulge his ambition. Then on to the construction of the craft, the start of the ocean cruise, in the company of his friend ""Gray"" and the discipline of the ""dear ship"" as they sail from South Africa to St. Helena, Ascension, Brazil and up to Trinidad. There is vivid description of the hazards of seafaring, of the rewards of lonely travel and independence of the problems of muddling through and of learning practical seamanship, of the severe bludgeonings of storms, of shore adventures and of the complete satisfaction of fulfilling a life's ambition. Starred for the tars.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1949
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce