Sea Trials

Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

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A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. Not for the Wilcox family.

In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela...

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More pre-arranged reviews and author blurbs are still coming in. Author is a comfortable speaker and happy to do interviews. This story generated broad media coverage in 1978. An excerpt from the...

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“…The author’s expressive writing captures the wonder of being at sea in all its glory … her engaging narrative succeeds in capturing the thrills and frustrations of this intrepid family...

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The Wilcoxes returned home to San Francisco to media fanfare in July 1978 after a five-year trial, during which they were shipwrecked, rebuilt the boat, and faced...

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