Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic than have climbed Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days he and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven metres long and two metres wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments.
This is his story of adventure, endurance and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 a pair of Norwegian fisherman crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory - and their record stood for 114 years.
John Fairfax, a smuggler, gambler and shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat single-handedly in 1969.
Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt.
This is their story, too.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/08/2014
- Category: Rowing
- ISBN: 9780241967034