On this page I hope to present
some of sailboat cruising's legendary figures. Sailors who have
accomplished extraordinary voyages that challenges their skills as
well as boats.
If you would like to recommend any
links please e-mail me the URL. Thanks.
- "The Circumnavigators"
Link to an on-line book "The Circumnavigators", containing a
history of legendary small boat voyaging, by person, from Slocum on down to the 1970s. Profiles Slocum, the Hiscocks,
Smeetons, Moitessier, Tabarly, etc. etc. Worth a read, but long.
- A list of Solo Circumnavigators
Compiled by the Joshua Slocum International Society
Vito Dumas Web Site
The first person (Argentinian) to sail solo around the world via the Southern Oceans. In Spanish.
Joshua Slocum Web Site
Web site about the first person to sail solo around the world.
- The Eric
Tabarly Web Site
This site is in French. Contains Tabarly's biography and pictures
of his various "Pen Duicks". Good info on one of France's most
famous sailors. Certainly a legend in our times
- H.W. Tilman
Tilman was one of the last of the great adventurer, sailor and
explorer. A man who not only inspire those who sail to remote
regions but also those who travel to climb mountains. A great
sailor who sail to climb mountains.
Jones Web Page
This is Stuart Sarjeant's web sites dedicated to Tristan Jones and his works. Jones is one of the best-known small boat sailors of our times. In the book "The Incredible Voyage" Jones found himself "a thousand times beyond the limits of endurance" in his attempt to sail a small craft on the lowest body of water in the world to the highest.
Sea Dart/Tristan Jones Page
A Reflection on My Years Sailing Sea Dart by Ron Reil, the owner of Sea Dart previous to Tristan Jones.
on Tristan Jones
The students of Mr. Smith's freshmen class at St. Mark's school of Texas has been studying the writings of Tristan Jones. Read their essays and find out what inspired them.
Some of the grand figures of sailing according to the French. In French of course.
World Hall of Fame
A list sailors who have contributed to or affected the sport of
sailing most within the last 20 years.
Lundin's Web Site
Sven Lundin (winner of the 1980 Royal Cruising Club medal for
seamanship) of the famous 'Bris' is one of the most interesting
sailors of the mid-70's for making many incredible and record
setting voyages in very small boats.
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