The biennial Around Alone yacht race (now known as the 5-Oceans Challenge) is the most thrilling adventure in the world for the sailors passionate enough to undertake it. Among the competitors in 2002 was Derek Hatfield, a former fraud-squad Mountie, whose forty-foot "Spirit of Canada" had cost him almost everything he had. In this nail-biting account of the race, Adam Mayers brings to life the joys and the agonies of racing alone -- and the dreams that drive these men and women to sail around the world solo. Watch for Hatfield when he competes again in 2006.
Sea of Dreams
McClelland & Stewart
Racing Alone Around the World in a Small Boat