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by Miles Smeeton

  • ISBN: 0071414312
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: Miles Smeeton
  • Subcategory: Earth Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (May 21, 2003)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1812 kb
  • EPUB size: 1569 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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When it was first published in 1959, Once Is Enough electrified the sailing world. But what keeps it fresh and captivating is not just Smeeton's vivid re-creation of the sea's fury

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). When it was first published in 1959, Once Is Enough electrified the sailing world. But what keeps it fresh and captivating is not just Smeeton's vivid re-creation of the sea's fury. His eloquent descriptions of ordinary life at sea make Once Is Enough timeless reading for sailors and armchair adventurers alike. It is the struggle of these three indomitable sailors for survival and their extraordinary resource. that makes their taut journal unique among books of maritime adventure.

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Miles Smeeton and his wife Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu Hang, in the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the old sailing clippers through the world’s most notorious waters. This is an exciting true story of survival against all odds, but it is also a thoughtful book which provides hard-learned lessons for other intrepid sailors.

Miles Smeeton and Beryl Smeeton were an outstanding couple of travellers, pioneers, explorers, mountaineers, cruising sailors .

Miles Smeeton and Beryl Smeeton were an outstanding couple of travellers, pioneers, explorers, mountaineers, cruising sailors, recipients of numerous sailing awards, farmers, prolific authors, wildlife conservationists and founders of the Cochrane Ecological Institute, a Canadian non-profit charity responsible for successfully reintroducing the swift fox to Canada After repairing the vessel, they made a multi-year eastabout circumnavigation. In 1968, they again attempted Cape Horn, westabout, and successfully rounded.

Once Is Enough Miles Smeeton Foreword by Nevil Shute TO BERYL For she was cook and captain bold, And the . As I inspected her Miles Smeeton came up from below and invited me on board.

Once Is Enough Miles Smeeton Foreword by Nevil Shute TO BERYL For she was cook and captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig CONTENTS Title Page Dedication. That was my first meeting with this remarkable man; I did not meet his more remarkable wife till some time later. The Smeetons had bought Tzu Hang in England a year or so previously and they had sailed her out from England across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal to Vancouver with their eleven-year-old daughter as the third member of the crew.

Miles Smeeton and his wife Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu Hang, in the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the old sailing clippers through the world’s most . Once Is Enough - Miles Smeeton.

Miles describes how he and his wife Beryl, and their great friend John Guzzwell take on the southern oceans around Cape Horn. Originating in Melbourne, Australia after the end of the 1956 Olympics, the Smeetons waved goodbye to the great yacht Brittania and prepared for their own journey. With their daughter Clio now safely in England attending school, Miles and Beryl chart a very southern route around Cape Horn. They have notched a few miles in their 46 foot yacht, Tzu Hang, but nothing.

By (author) Miles Smeeton. Miles Smeeton and his wife Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu Hang, in the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the old sailing clippers through the world's most notorious waters. During his lifetime Miles Smeeton wrote nine books, and together with his wife founded the Cochrane Ecological Institute in 1972 and received numerous awards for their lifetime sailing achievements.

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When the 46-foot Tzu Hang sailed from Australia into the vast Southern Ocean in December 1956, her crew of three couldn't know what terror awaited them.


Reviews about Once is Enough (7):
RUsich155
My husband & I read this book years ago in paperback but recently bought the Kindle version. We cruised boats together for 25 years and are intrigued with real life sea adventures. The Smeetons were an interesing, amazing couple, together and individually - pair them with John Guzwell and you have expertise & courage beyond mere mortals. Their trip around the Horn is not to be missed! If you are in to real sea adventures, I highly recommend this book. Also recommend High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles & Beryl Smeeton
Envias
The Steering clearly document the trials and tribulations of crossing big seas in small boats. Their boat may have been older technology but the sea remains unchanged. Should be required reading for all novice sailors contemplating a serious crossing. Not for the fear factor, the Smeeton's understood the risks of rounding the horn. But for the understanding of what it's like when things go badly and how to respond in an emergency at sea.
Jusari
I really loved this book. Mr. Smeeton is an outstanding writer with great attention to detail all the way. The book reads like fiction. A caution--I've been a sailor for fifty years and know nautical terms well,but even I had to look up a few terms. So, don't even try to read the book unless you're prepared to spend long hours learning nautical lexicon.--read a good Hornblower tale instead.
Iell
The main impression I got was of a super competent crew with the skills and teamwork to handle survival conditions in an age before push button rescues and calls for help. Dryly and matter of fact written, not dramatic or exciting but with lots of detail and information.
Ishnjurus
It dragged at times, however it is a technical subject and therefore must have certain details for the story to make sense. In the epilogue Miles thinks of several things he could have done to survive but does not do before the second attempt. In his writing he could have defined certain colloquial terms and names. Otherwise it is an interesting tale well told.
Mr.Champions
Red Sky in Mourning is a better Maritime disaster book. Once is Enough had too many technical sailing terms that the average reader won't understand. The story isn't as gripping as most reviews give it.
inform
This is a first hand account of two thwarted attempts to round Cape Horn from the west. It is written by Miles Smeeton, the skipper of the forty two foot ketch, Tzu Hang. It is not for sailors only, and if all you want is sailing, you may end up bored. Much of the book takes place in a port town in Chile, where the Smeetons and John Guzzwell (Trekka Round the World) put in for repairs. The Chilean section is interesting in that it is about the people who end up involved in helping to restore the yacht - some of whom are real characters.

Be sure to read the forward, which provides a brief expalnation of who these people were, and how they ended up spending their retirement sailing the worlds oceans.

Smeeton is not a professional writer, but he writes well, with good descriptions of the people they met, his own impressions, and sensory detail, all of which combine to make the book readable.

There is an historical angle as well. It takes place in the mid-1950's. Smeeton and his wife, Beryl, retired after World War II, Smeeton being an Btritish Army officer and veteran of that war. They are virtually never freaked-out, and always find time for tea.

If you like Brits, if you like sailing, or if you just like a first hand account of some of the original adventure travelers, you will like this book.
The book starts off fairly slow. So slow that I have not picked it up again to continue reading it. The author writes about a lot of things that just cause the beginning to Luff. I'm certain the book will get better but so far I'm not impressed.

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