Around & Around & Around by Roy Starkey

By Roy Starkey

With little or no cash, no boatbuilding talents and no event of the ocean, Roy Starkey outfitted Sea Loone, a thirty-three foot sloop, and sailed away. on the age of twenty-five he had turn into upset by way of the politics of collage study and so he determined to go away and do his personal thing.
The boat and workforce have been quickly established at the ocean, first wasting the mast over the aspect after which crusing into one of many worst gales ever – the 1979 ‘Fastnet Gale’ – which claimed eighteen lives at the 306 yachts partaking in that year’s biannual ‘Fastnet Race’.
Over the subsequent approximately 40 years Sea Loone sailed in the course of the tropics ultimately finishing 3 very convoluted circumnavigations of the world.
Born in Liverpool in 1945, Roy Starkey grew up interested by the wildlife. As a schoolboy he joined the neighborhood botanical society and made a few journeys to remoted chook observatories round the British coast. Having skilled hardships, tragedies and lots of chuffed adventures considering that crusing away, Roy ultimately determined to place pen to paper and checklist his amazing story.

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