“This is definitely a book that anyone who has entertained notions of proper sailing should read.” 
Peter Nowak, The Globe and Mail (Travel) June 26, 2004

"Crockett's engrossing memoir of working on a tall ship as it circumnavigates the globe has more than enough nautical detail for Patrick O'Brian fans, but its lasting pleasures derive from more modern sensibilities.” 
Publishers Weekly, February 21, 2005

“Sure to please armchair sailors and weathered old salts . . . Crockett has crafted an excellent read. At times comical, other times poetic, and always entertaining . . . Highly recommended!” 
Jason Muir, Pacific Yachting Magazine, January, 2005

“One would be justified in doubting if there would be any more classic written accounts of old-fashioned seafaring in the tradition of Dana's Two Years Before the Mast or Newby's The Last Grain Race. It is therefore a pleasure to report that Rigel Crockett has produced a first-rate account . . . and it stands squarely in that tradition.” 
Captain David V. V. Wood USCG (Ret.), Sail Training International Magazine, Summer, 2004


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