Sailing the Dream
At 14, Mike Perham became the youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic. In 2009, aged 16, Mike became the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo. Sailing The Dream takes the reader on this amazing adventure. From the search for a boat (eventually a charter from France) and the race to find sponsors, without whom the adventure could not take place, we share the joys, the frustrations, the risks, and the eventual elation of this 30,000 mile voyage. The telling of a remarkable adventure by a remarkable young man, Sailing The Dream will engage sailors and non sailors alike: judicious explanations of nautical terms never feel patronising; respect for the dangers encountered never descend into sensationalism; and Mike’s emotion for the wildlife and the beauty of the sea never feel forced. A great read.