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Track of the "Typhoon"

Download How "Typhoon" Came to be Designed and Built audio
Download "Typhoon" Goes Overboard audio
Download Fighting Time Across the North Atlantic audio
Download "Typhoon" Reaches Cowes with Thirty-Seven Hours to Spare audio
Download Loafing in English Waters audio
Download Across the Channel to Brittany audio
Download Crossing the Bay of Biscay audio
Download "Typhoon" in Sunny Spain audio
Download "Typhoon" Picks up the Azores audio
Download From Santa Maria to San Miguel audio
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In 1920, William Nutting, editor of Motor Boat Magazine and an experienced sailor, commissioned his friend, legendary naval architect William Atkin, to design a boat for an Atlantic crossing. The nominal goal of the voyage was to compete in the yacht races off Cowes, England, but Nutting and Atkin also wanted to prove that one could cross a large ocean in what was then considered a very small vessel. The result was "Typhoon," a 45-foot ketch in which Nutting and a few friends completed a three-week crossing of the North Atlantic, followed by some racing and cruising in Europe, and a return to New York via the southern route. This book chronicles the entire adventure. Four years later, Nutting was lost at sea on a voyage in a different vessel. (Summary by Alan Dove)

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