It Ain’t Over Yet!

Big Seas in a Small Boat

by Dick Grannan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/10/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781426935121
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781426935138

About the Book

Crossing the North Atlantic Ocean in a small sailboat is no longer a news-grabbing event. Recent advances in navigation and communication equipment, unavailable a few short years ago, have greatly improved sailors’ chances of survival and success. Nevertheless, the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean still present many different moods and difficult—often extreme—challenges. In 1996 three Lake Ontario sailors from Toronto—Henk Borsboom, Peter Becker and the author, Dick Grannan—decided to accept the challenges of the North Atlantic Ocean on RABASKA (big canoe), a thirty-seven foot Alberg sailboat. The adventure had a huge impact on their lives, and their memories tell fascinating stories of what they experienced on that trip. Many sailors who write about cruising have a chapter about The Storm. Crossing the North Atlantic Ocean in 1996 was not about just one major storm, but a series of them that nearly defeated their spirit and courage. The sailors faced relentless challenges when they crossed the world’s second-largest ocean in a small sailboat. Grannan tells how they worked together as a team, and how the trip enabled them to rearrange their priorities and to get more in touch with their everyday lives.

About the Author

Dick Grannan was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He purchased his first sailboat in 1945 and sailed it primarily on the Saint John River. An avid sailor all his life, Dick and his wife, Maureen, now live in Scarborough, Ontario and sail their boat, Squall, out of Bluffers Park Yacht Club.