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By: Paul Grainger

Sailing Everest

Pages: 280 Ratings: 4.3
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In the world of adventure, one achievement stands out as the ultimate physical and emotional challenge: sailing non-stop alone around the world. This is the saga of two teenage girls who seek to do this, rounding Cape Horn, Sailing Everest, then challenging the mighty Southern Ocean.


One succeeds and one fails, but a more important event takes place while they are on their journeys. Initially rivals and strangers, they become friends over the radio and in a most exciting climax, one comes out to save the other from death by drowning in a storm-ravaged Indian Ocean. This is a saga of friendship and faith in the most unusual of circumstances.


Set not only on both girls’ yachts but also including the sponsors, support teams, media and the politicians who are involved, this is a saga of great adventure and great friendship.

Paul Grainger lives in Sydney, Australia and is the son of Elena Grainger, a prize-winning writer of Australian history. Having a background of bookselling and publishing, Paul has traveled widely and went on an adventure as a young boy, traveling from Singapore to London across Asia overland camping. In his youth, Paul was an enthusiastic sailor, hiker, and mountain climber.

As such, he understands those who march to a different beat, seeking adventurous challenges. Paul has three university degrees and has two grown up children. Until now, all his novels and short stories have been published in the USA.

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  • Victor romero

    This is a book I enjoyed reading. The two main characters are both engaging and interesting. It really gives excitement to the book. Both are out to challenge the world and find out who they are. I initially thought reading a book about two girls sailing alone around the world would be boring but that has excitement all the way especially the rescue in the southern Indian ocean.


    Added to this I learnt a lot about sailing and it is clear the author is an experienced sailor so the authenticity of the book adds to the excitement.

  • Frank

    The book was a delight to read as it centers on two young women in a battle against themselves, the elements and an unwilling contest between each other and yet despite their lack of years showed great maturity.
    The book showed that with the love and support (for all the right reasons) from a family, a person can achieve great things.

  • Bill Op den Brouw

    My wife and I both enjoyed reading this story about two young women trying to achieve the impossible task of sailing solo around the world in some of the toughest oceans. The characters and strength of the two young women and their support teams is slowly developed to give you an image of who may be successful. The drama and stresses of sailing in fierce storms is graphically bought out in the novel. We have read about real life rescues of sailors who have struck trouble and the writer brings this to life in this story. An exciting finish with a possible clue to a follow up novel at the end.

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