A Girl in Square Rig - Jenni AtkinsonArlington, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank, slightly wrinkled, which slightly through the page. Previous owners' inscription to the dedication page. Text complete, clean and tight else.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A Girl in Square Rig is the true story of a young English girl who fulfilled her dream arid gave up a normal office life in London to join the 1976 Tall Ships Race — ten thousand miles from Plymouth via the Canaries and Bermuda to New York and back again. Jenni Atkinson sailed as a deck-hand on the square-rigger Phoenix, one of only two women at sea with twenty-five men for weeks on end. Phoenix was the only unsponsored, privately entered ship in the race — and the only square-rigger to complete the entire course. Her crew were international and all volunteers and, together with their twenty live chickens, they sailed with a vast armada of ships of all sizes to take part in the spectacular Parade of Sail on 4th July to celebrate America's Bicentenary. Packed with all the saltiness of a seaman's life, A Girl in Square Rig is a thrilling modern adventure story for sailors and non-sailors alike.”