Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor

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Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor

Tranquility A Memoir of an American Sailor Tranquility is the true tale of an impulsive young man who sets sail on a three week voyage in an old wooden boat When Billy Sparrow shoves off he believes he s bound on a fair winds and following se

  • Title: Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor
  • Author: Billy Sparrow
  • ISBN: 9780692416044
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tranquility is the true tale of an impulsive young man who sets sail on a three week voyage in an old wooden boat When Billy Sparrow shoves off, he believes he s bound on a fair winds and following seas summer cruise that will take him to an island paradise, but he quickly discovers fate has it otherwise His three week summer voyage turns into an unbelievable never endinTranquility is the true tale of an impulsive young man who sets sail on a three week voyage in an old wooden boat When Billy Sparrow shoves off, he believes he s bound on a fair winds and following seas summer cruise that will take him to an island paradise, but he quickly discovers fate has it otherwise His three week summer voyage turns into an unbelievable never ending saga Tranquility is a universal tale of youth told with affection, wisdom, romance and life learning, for landlubber and sailor alike.From the back cover Tranquility is sure to be a Pacific Northwest classic and required reading for anyone with a love of adventure, romance and the unknown Honest and thought provoking, funny and tragic, Tranquility is a sea story, a land story, a love story and a life story that will captivate anyone with a stake in the human condition and the courage to risk it all Set sail on life s incredible voyage with a young man who pursues his dreams to the edge of the known world, and then some Dear reader, we promise you will be glad you did inlandwaterspress

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    One thought on “Tranquility: A Memoir of an American Sailor

    1. Kenneth Iltz on said:

      This memoir recounts the unbelievable but true tale of Billy Sparrow, a young man who buys Tranquility, a 60-year-old, 29-foot wooden sailboat in Seattle. He then embarks on what should be an easy, summer cruise down the west coast to the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara. Nothing goes right, the boat leaks, the engine fails, the boat is stuck in mud or sand three times on the Columbia River and finally Billy calls the Coast Guard to get across the Tillamook Bar. Eventually he hauls the boat bac [...]

    2. Holly on said:

      I read this book on the recommendation of a friend who knows of my contemplations of renting my home of nearly 18 years and trading it for life on a boat for at least a bit of time. This is the story of a young man and his life/adventures/nightmares on a boat named Tranquility. His idyllic dreams of restoring a wooden boat and taking it from Seattle to California clash with the hard learned life lessons, reality, successes and many failures. The story is not for the faint of heart for those of u [...]

    3. Bill Koral on said:

      What a great story, and yes, some times things just don't work out as originally planned. It's all here, a young mans passion for adventure, failure as well as success, all wrapped up in a few hundred pages of a mans plan to sail his boat down the West coast You won't put it down!!

    4. Ronald on said:

      With Tranquility, Billy Sparrow has made a hugely enjoyable and memorable contribution to modern sailing lore, and a poignant warning to young would-be Slocums that the quest for adventure on the high seas is fraught with frustration and danger, especially in the early years. I, like many a sailor, can relate to the snafus and tribulations Billy encountered almost daily with Tranquility. My first boat was a leaky 32' double-ended wooden sloop that I naively undertook to sail from Keehi Lagoon on [...]

    5. Benjamin Wallace on said:

      Fantastic prose and story about an American dream. Tense, electric, heartfelt, and genuine from start to finish. I enjoyed the hell out of this book and was not wanting it to end.

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