By Roy Starkey

With little or no cash, no boatbuilding abilities and no adventure of the ocean, Roy Starkey equipped Sea Loone, a thirty-three foot sloop, and sailed away. on the age of twenty-five he had turn into dissatisfied via the politics of college examine and so he determined to depart and do his personal thing.
The boat and workforce have been quickly validated at the ocean, first wasting the mast over the aspect after which crusing into one of many worst gales ever – the 1979 ‘Fastnet Gale’ – which claimed eighteen lives at the 306 yachts engaging in that year’s biannual ‘Fastnet Race’.
Over the following approximately 40 years Sea Loone sailed during the tropics ultimately finishing 3 very convoluted circumnavigations of the world.
Born in Liverpool in 1945, Roy Starkey grew up serious about the wildlife. As a schoolboy he joined the neighborhood botanical society and made a couple of journeys to remoted poultry observatories round the British coast. Having skilled hardships, tragedies and lots of satisfied adventures in view that crusing away, Roy finally made up our minds to place pen to paper and list his extraordinary story.

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