Moruroa Blues is high action sailing adventure. Fourteen boats sailed at short notice from New Zealand against winter gales through the Roaring Forties to a South Pacific atoll, not to bask on sun-drenched beaches but to join the small but determined flotilla protesting against nuclear weapons testing. For 30 days, Joie and crew withstood aggressive intimidation from a hostile French Navy. Like all ships in the New Zealand Peace Flotilla, she also survived gear failures, storms and harassment. In sailing terms alone, this three-month 6, 000-mile voyage is an amazing small boat achievement.The emergency manual bilge pump got installed with a three-way switch to pump either from the main cabin or engine ... though I learned later from Nicky Hager that Dennis was sacrificing a large redundancy payment from the Fire Service by anbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Sheridan House, Inc. - 2001|