Sailing Close to the Wind


Between 2008 and 2010 Philip Beale and his crew attempted to recreate the first circumnavigation of Africa, believed to have been accomplished by Phoenician mariners in circa 600BC.

It was the start of a twenty thousand mile journey, facing the threat of piracy, the treacherous seas around the Cape of Good Hope and an Atlantic marathon lasting eighty-four days.

Sailing Close to the Wind is both a modern-day adventure and the story of an ancient forgotten civilisation with an incredible maritime history.

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