A history-making solo voyage around the world
by Kay Cottee
Pan Books, 1990, ISBN 0330271741, colour photographic plates, paperback
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, corners and edges a little rubbed and bumped, some age-toning, introductory map page loose (see photographs)
"After covering more than 22,000 nautical miles in 189 days at sea she became the first woman in history to complete a solo, nonstop and unassisted voyage around the world.
Sailing her yacht, Blackmores First Lady, Kay Cottee crossed the world's great oceans, rounded the five capes of the Southern Hemisphere and was lashed by gale-force winds and mountainous seas. She battled the elements, faced natural hazards such as icebergs, whales and rocks and won battle against the most deadly enemy of all - loneliness. For six months she grabbed no more than twenty minutes sleep at a time. For five months she had no fresh food. Her only human contact was by radio."