By Roy Starkey

With little or no cash, no boatbuilding talents and no event of the ocean, Roy Starkey equipped Sea Loone, a thirty-three foot sloop, and sailed away. on the age of twenty-five he had develop into disenchanted by means of the politics of college learn and so he determined to go away and do his personal thing.
The boat and team have been quickly demonstrated at the ocean, first wasting the mast over the facet after which crusing into one of many worst gales ever – the 1979 ‘Fastnet Gale’ – which claimed eighteen lives at the 306 yachts partaking in that year’s biannual ‘Fastnet Race’.
Over the following approximately 40 years Sea Loone sailed during the tropics eventually finishing 3 very convoluted circumnavigations of the world.
Born in Liverpool in 1945, Roy Starkey grew up eager about the flora and fauna. As a schoolboy he joined the neighborhood botanical society and made a couple of journeys to remoted fowl observatories round the British coast. Having skilled hardships, tragedies and lots of chuffed adventures because crusing away, Roy eventually made up our minds to place pen to paper and list his striking story.

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