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Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic

Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic (Paperback)

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In June 2003, Maud Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her 24-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do the impossible. She knew how hazardous the trip would be, but the reality was far more harrowing than even she had imagined: violent storms and crashing 15-foot waves that capsized her sturdy but vulnerable craft not once but dozens of times; bouts of intense cold, hunger and sheer exhaustion from long days of rowing; near-freezing waters; circling sharks; and, huge freighters that suddenly emerged out of the thick fog, almost hitting her boat. Then there was her map, updated daily, that constantly reminded her how far she was from her goal. But her journey also had its share of wonders: breathtaking sunsets, the serenity of a star-studded night, her close encounters with dolphins and whales, and the overwhelming feeling of relief and accomplishment when at long last she reached the coast of Spain on October 7, 117 days after her departure.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportBiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingRowingSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingSailingSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationExtreme sports Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication Date: 04/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9781611451061  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Maud Fontenoy was born to the sea, having lived on her parents' 55-foot schooner for the first 15 years of her life. When she accomplished her miraculous crossing, she was 25 years old. On March 26, 2005, she became the first woman to row solo across the South Pacific.She lives in France.

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