My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a good follow up to Bernard Moitessier’s The Long Way, but Peter Nichols is too head-screwed-on to get into the solo mindspace Moitessier reaches.
What Peter Nichols is best at is giving a balanced view of the nine different men who started the Golden Globe Race around the world. He’s as sympathetic to the robust Robin Knox-Johnston as to the frayed Nigel Tetley. Donald Crowhurst’s pathetic voyage is covered with tact.
Recommended, but read Moitessier if you’re only going to read one sailing round the world book.