Capsized: Jim Nalepka's Epic 119 Day Survival Voyage Aboard the Rose-Noelle

Capsized: Jim Nalepka's Epic 119 Day Survival Voyage Aboard the Rose-Noelle

by Steven Callahan


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Revised and expanded edition, with a New Introduction by the Author.

"An intriguing tale of personal victories claimed from disaster." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Soulful, emotional ... earnest and engrossing." - KIRKUS

"Will no doubt grip any reader." - Adam Braver, author of November 22, 1963 and Misfit

In a superb narrative, NY Times bestselling author Steven Callahan chronicles the four-month (April - August 1989) struggle of Jim Nalepka and three other crew to survive on their capsized trimaran adrift in the the stormy seas of the wintry South Pacific. For shelter, the four huddled together in a dank hull compartment 20 inches high and only as wide as a double-bed. Most of their gear was lost in the same gale that caused them to capsize. They were drenched nearly constantly with frigid seawater, and caught fish and collected rain for sustenance before the wind and current finally carried them to New Zealand's Great Barrier Island.

Capsizedwas originally published with a slightly different title by HarperCollins in 1992. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by Callahan (with additional text, illustrations and a new Introduction).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615913902
Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Steven Callahan is author of the New York Times bestseller ADRIFT: SEVENTY-SIX DAYS LOST AT SEA (Houghton Mifflin, 1986). The book has been translated in to sixteen languages and has never been out of print.

Callahan is also the principal at Steven Callahan & Associates. Based in Maine, Steve and his colleagues provide a variety of marine services from design, construction, and consulting to equipment testing and boat deliveries. Steven maintains a special interest in offshore voyaging, safety, seamanship, and survival. Since 1977 he and and his associates have also been involved in most aspects of the communications industry, especially publishing and television. Recently, Steve has been consulting on feature films, most notably Life of Pi.

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