Laminated soft cover.
106,000 words, 300 pages,
75 images and 7 maps
This book pays tribute to the tenacity and sailing skills of four young New Zealanders who sailed an epic voyage in their Chinese junk Golden Lotus in 1962. On their 8,500 mile journey from Hong Kong to New Zealand they confronted violent storms in the South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea. They challenged poisonous and powerful Komodo dragons on an uninhabited Indonesian island; encountered mid-ocean sharks of mean proportions; overcame the many navigational hazards of the Barrier Reef Coast of Australia.
Brian Clifford, master Navigator at age 23, orchestrated every aspect of this classic adventure. Skillful celestial navigation, adventurous spirits and the raw energy of a youthful crew combined with total self reliance to win the day.
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