David e Daniel Hays, padre e figlio, rispettivamente di 54 e 24 anni, decidono di intraprendere la sfida più grande per chiunque ami navigare: costruire una barca a vela e doppiare capo Horn. Così, su un'imbarcazione di nemmeno otto metri, senza motore né radar, i due intraprendono un'avventura che li trasformerà per sempre. Per 317 giorni, per 17.000 miglia, vivono gomito a gomito, costretti a misurarsi continuamente con le difficoltà della navigazione ma, soprattutto, dei loro caratteri. Dai Caraibi a Panama, dalle Galápagos a Capo Horn, tra conversazioni e problemi tecnici, paesaggi maestosi e osservazioni naturalistiche, padre e figlio vivono la loro più grande avventura: una sfida contro il mare e contro se stessi, da cui usciranno vincenti e rinnovati.
- ISBN: 8878186066
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 256
- Data di uscita: 23-05-2003
My Old Man and the Sea by David and Daniel Hays is about a father and son (respectively) and the growth of their love and respect for each other, and perhaps not inconsistently, the flowering of their independence. That in itself is not so unusual, but most fathers and sons don't build 25 ft sailing Leggi tutto
Couldn't have chosen a more appropriate book to start a father/son book club with. It's written by a father/son team about their real life experience sailing around Cape Horn in a small sailboat. It's written journal-style taking turns between the two men. It's partially about their relationship and Leggi tutto
"My Old Man and The Sea" is an exceptional book to read. Especially because I am a very avid sailor, (I have been sailing since I was four). This book is about David and Daniel Hays, father and son, who sail to Cape Horn which is at the very bottom of South America. Their 17,000 mile voyage across t Leggi tutto
This is an easy read and a great story not only about sailing around Cape Horn in a small boat and the father-son dynamic but also about life and taking risks. The father and son entries about daily life on a small sailboat are well done but I was taken by their reflections on living and dying. Gran Leggi tutto
I picked this up at the library sale, with the thought that it would be a good Key West vacation read. It didn't fail to deliver. It was a true story of a father and son's trip in a 20' sailboat around Cape Horn. It naturally included frequent nautical terminology in describing this lonesome, ardent Leggi tutto
Have you ever had a book that appears out of nowhere from unknown places once upon a time, had it subsequently follow you around everywhere for several years, taunting you at every turn as you both considered and discounted the idea of reading it? My Old Man and the Sea was that book for the last dec Leggi tutto
This is a book written by two authors. Subtitled ‘A father and son sail round Cape Horn’ – as the voyage progresses, each contributes sometimes a paragraph, sometimes several pages. The maps are clear and helpful; though I’d have preferred all maps to have been grouped to fold-out from the front-ins Leggi tutto
Father and son David and Dan Hayes took their small sailboat, Sparrow, 17,000 miles from New London, CT to Cape Horn and back. They wrote this book together and what touched me the most was not the dangers they faced or the adventures they enjoyed but their relationship. Not that they always got alo Leggi tutto
I love this book, and I return to it over and over. There's one particular passage about cooking on the boat that I read out loud when friends are gathered for a meal on a boat. It is impossible to get through it without laughing hysterically until tears are streaming down my face. It's that funny. B Leggi tutto
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