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Sailing promise : around the world on a catamaran
Main, Alayne, 1964-
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Publication Information:
Tecumseh, Ont. : Base Camp Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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G440.M34 A3 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Library Journal Review

Main and her husband, Alec, put their jobs on hold for three years, bought a 33' catamaran and followed his dream of sailing around the world. Some 32,000 miles later, they had survived terrible storms at sea, eaten strange and exotic foods, encountered menacing sailors (pirates?), and become part of an amorphous community of waterborne adventurers. But the oceangoing life often frightens Main and tests her marriage. In fact, the first half of the book focuses primarily on her unhappiness with her own self-doubts, her husband for not being more sympathetic, and her general loneliness. By the second half of the book (and journey), she has come to terms with herself and her husband, and the places they visit and people they meet take center stage. The reader finally begins to feel the joy of exploring the world. Part travel chronicle, part self-exploration, and not entirely satisfactory on either account, this book is only for the most complete of public library adventure collections.ÄLinda M. Kaufmann, Freel Lib., Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts, North Adams (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.