08-20-2001, 03:04 PM
Just wanted to recommend "A Voyage for Madmen," by Peter Nichols, HarperCollins 2001 (he also wrote "Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat"). "A Voyage for Madmen" is a nonfiction account of the 1968 Golden Globe race for first solo non-stop navigation of the globe in a sailboat. Even if you know who the winner was (a wooden boat, of course!), it's edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Lots of storms and Cape Horn horrors, etc. It's coming out in paperback this fall, so it's the perfect book for winter reading.