This is for all of you who have an extra $20,000 or $30,000 that you would like to fritter away on a racing yacht. The price would not include the extras--such as $1500 worth of shipping costs not to mention the sails. All of which came as a revelation to Mr. Wibberley and there are more surprises along the way. . . from L.A. to Hawaii in the 1967 Transpac as the spinnaker sheets keep coming apart, the trade winds aren't where they used to be, and the ship ends up on the edge of a hurricane. Undaunted the author and crew set sail again on the trusty Cu-Na-Mara, this time from Vancouver to Hawaii and again prove Murphy's law that ""Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong and always at the worst possible time."" This time Murphy is impossibly omnipresent--they are even shot at by a U.S. destroyer. Two broken fingers later they arrive to collect a second place trophy. It's better than a pea green boat. . . wind and weather permitting.