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Author Adams, Sharon Sites.

Title Pacific lady : the first woman to sail solo across the world's largest ocean / Sharon Sites Adams with Karen J. Coates ; foreword by Randall Reeves.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages, 19 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Series Outdoor lives
Outdoor lives.
Contents A widow finds the sea -- Fit for the journey -- The first sail -- Storm -- Whispers at sea -- A life to ponder -- A one-hand finish -- South Pacific interlude -- Queen Mary to Hollywood -- Another Sea Sharp -- Alone again on water -- Things fall apart -- 74 days, 17 hours, 15 minutes -- A pink return -- Sailing on.
Summary Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson she bought a boat, and within eight months she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill.
Note Print version record.
Subject Adams, Sharon Sites -- Travel -- Pacific Ocean.
Single-handed sailing -- Pacific Ocean.
Sailors -- United States -- Biography.
Women sailors -- United States -- Biography.
Adams, Sharon Sites.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks.
TRAVEL -- Budget.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds.
TRAVEL -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Road Travel.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Adventure.
Added Author Coates, Karen J., 1971-
Other Form: Print version: Adams, Sharon Sites. Pacific lady. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008 9780803211384 0803211384 (DLC) 2008010457 (OCoLC)213407353
ISBN 9780803218642 (electronic bk.)
0803218648 (electronic bk.)
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