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5 edition of Ocean Crossing Wayfarer found in the catalog.

Ocean Crossing Wayfarer

To Iceland and Norway in a 16ft Open Boat

by Frank Dye

  • 9 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Adlard Coles Nautical .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sailing,
  • True stories of endurance & survival,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Iceland,
  • Norway,
  • Sailing - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / Boating

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7797676M
    ISBN 100713675683
    ISBN 109780713675689

    For the next four days Brockbank was continually sick. I wasn't panicking. Dye's planned route took nautical miles from Scotland to the Faroes and Norway. Its open deck meant the only protection the men had from the 37ft breaking seas was a canvas cover that they pulled across the cockpit. Exhausted, in many sodden layers of clothing, they desperately tried to climb on to the upturned boat but were washed off.

    He reached Liverpool five days after they had come ashore. They knew it was a most dangerous moment. The cruising version has a large hatch in the bulkhead to allow the tank to be used for stowage. This was especially suitable for boats kept on moorings. Bill Brockbank was 21 then, a gifted racing sailor, and when I meet him in the lush surroundings of his sailing club near Waltham Abbey 50 years after the voyage he is still tall and lean, with closely cropped grey-white hair and a neatly trimmed beard.

    The boat's bow climbed to meet it, but as Wanderer approached the vertical Dye could see 15ft of frothing water curling above them. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore. The Mark I was also available as a composite model with a GRP hull and bulkheads but plywood fore- and side-decks. Larger, less nimble yachts with deep keels would not dare close a shore like that in heavy weather; their only recourse then is to seek deep water offshore, where their seaworthiness will be well tested.


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Ocean Crossing Wayfarer book

For their honeymoon they sailed to the Hebridean island of St Kilda. Encountering the whole gamut of weather, such is Frank Dye's seamanship that he and his crew survived gales up to Force 9, capsizing and a broken mast, finally arriving safely to a Scandinavian welcome.

And in these conditions Dye and his crew even managed to get some rest. He reached Liverpool five days after they had come ashore. As Dye began to realise the worst was over, his energy levels crashed. This guide, for all aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers, shows how to get started and how to expand your horizons.

On the Faroes, Brockbank had had what he describes as Ocean Crossing Wayfarer book premonition. The men clambered back in, frantically bailing. The mast is held in a tabernaclewhich when rigged with a tackle on the forestay allows the mast to be lowered to pass beneath bridges.

A few weeks later they were on the road to Kinlochbervie, the northernmost fishing port in western Scotland, towing Wanderer behind Frank's Cortina. By the early s his exploits were being regularly discussed in the sailing press with equal parts admiration and alarm. Typically, Dye persuaded the ship's captain to drop him two miles off the English coast, and he sailed into Grimsby in his own boat.

Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. May others come to find as much joy, pleasure and value in her words as I have. An hour later it was difficult to look to windward; even, sometimes, to breathe.

It is a hair raising unforgettable narrative in which we glimpse Frank's gifted boat-handling skills and his instinct for survival. Brockbank set out for home, to say goodbye to his sister, who was moving to America, and to prepare for the Olympic sailing trials.

It has proved successful in both racing and cruising, including a North Sea crossing No detail, Brockbank learned, was too small, no contingency too unlikely for Dye's problem-solving mind to examine, plan for and test.

But ordinary gales never bothered them. We'd had a relatively easy trip, been seasick, but I just thought for a second: what if we don't come back? That is when the worst happens and the boat capsizes. Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services.

Photograph: Bill Brockbank Gale or near-gale conditions continued through Sunday and Monday, and between occasional hair-raising attempts to sail they mostly lay to the drogue. They immediately went over for a fourth time. He refused to take anyone who was married in case they were lost, and both crew had to be able to do everything because their partner might be unconscious or dead.

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Brockbank was down to heaving up stomach acid "I can even tell you the different colours: orange and green" and the boat was often swamped, but on Tuesday morning the wind died to a light southwesterly and at 1.

Sailing into hell: two men, a dinghy and one of the luckiest escapes ever

In later years Dye continued to "cruise", often with Margaret, sailing in the Arctic, the Atlantic, the North Sea and the length of the eastern seaboard of the US. I could mention Captain Bligh, for a start, and Webb Chiles, who singlehandedly sailed his open, foot, Drascombe Lugger, Chidiock Tichborne, almost all of the way around the world.

This was the original wooden Wayfarer designed in to be manufactured by Small Craft Limited and also by amateur builders working from authorised kits, using the measured templates and jigs supplied, with a hull and deck made from plywood.

His extensive study of weather showed gales were rare in the Norwegian Sea in July. This was especially suitable for boats kept on moorings.New copy - delivered FREE to any NZ address in business days This classic sea story recounts Frank Dyes intrepid voyages in his open 16ft Wayfarer dinghy to Iceland and Norway - which must rank among the most hazardous sea adventures of our time.

Frank Dye is the author of Ocean Crossing Wayfarer ( avg rating, 45 ratings, 3 reviews, published ), Sailing To The Edge Of Fear ( avg rating 4/5.

Aug 13,  · Ocean Crossing Wayfarer: To Iceland and Norway in a 16ft Open Dinghy [Frank Dye] on sylvaindez.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This classic sea story recounts Frank Dye's intrepid voyages in his open 16ft Wayfarer dinghy to Iceland and Norway4/4(10). I am reading Ocean Crossing Wayfarer and your Small Boat to Freedom right now.

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Ocean Crossing Wayfarer

There is only time between now and a crossing of some length. Only issue now is that on my own I would not be able to turn the PF up from sylvaindez.com: John Vigor.

As I mentioned recently, my dad gave me Frank and Margaret Dye’s Ocean Crossing Wayfarer: To Iceland and Norway in a 16ft Open Boat for Christmas and I tore through it in several days. Great book for those liking adventure or those liking nice wooden boats.

For those not in the know, Frank Dye began investigating the possibilities of dinghy cruising in the early ’60s. Aug 22,  · Here's day two through five of our Atlantic Ocean sail from Bermuda to Charleston. Check out the sunsets, squalls and what it's like sailing in rough seas. And .