SAILING
AROUND the WORLD
in 300 DAYS

The Last World Cruise of the Yankee Trader

Robert D. Easton

This book is an autobiographical memoir written by Robert D. Easton about his 31,000-nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe by the ship, Yankee Trader.

In the early days of February 1979, he embarked on this voyage; he was joined by approximately 75 other passengers, plus about 20 crew members. During this 300-day adventure, the Yankee Trader docked at 61 ports, sailing through the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, as well as the Caribbean Sea. The Yankee Trader, on its last trip, also crossed the Equator four times, and the International Dateline and the Greenwich Meridian once each.

This was largely an island-hopping voyage, enjoyed by many in the group who were engaged in exploring, fishing, scuba diving, skin diving, meeting islanders, savoring other cultures, and sailing into many beautiful sunsets.

EXCERPTS

CURSE IT! WE HAVE LOST OUR BLOODY ANCHORAGE .

“DON’T RUSH ME,” said a bartender when one passenger ordered three drinks at once.

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