Salt, Sweat, Tears : The Men Who Rowed the Oceans Paperback
by Adam Rackley
Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments.
This is his story of adventure, endurance and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 a pair of Norwegian fisherman crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory - and their record stood for 114 years.
John Fairfax, a smuggler, gambler and shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat single-handedly in 1969.
Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt.
This is their story, too.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/08/2014
- Category: Rowing
- ISBN: 9780241967034