DVD Review: Around Alone
In 1983, Dodge Morgan, then 53, sold his electronics company and made a promise to himself: he would sail around the world, alone, without stopping. He hoped to complete the 27,459-nautical-mile voyage onboard his 60-foot cutter, American Promise, in 220 days. That would require him to sail 100 miles a day at an average speed of 6.25 knots. As Morgan boarded American Promise in
Dodge Morgan, first American to circumnavigate globe alone, dies at 78
From WashingtonPost Dodge Morgan, 78, a millionaire who braved fierce winds and endured profound loneliness to become the first American to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping, died Sept. 14 of complications from surgery for cancer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Mr. Morgan was the fourth person in history to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe. Piloting a 60-foot custom-built boat, he had set out to break the world speed record -- 292 days…
Dodge Morgan sailed American Promise around the world alone. The US Naval Academy sailed her with 16 midshipmen and Rozalia Project averages a nice middle with 7-8 people onboard picking up marine debris and running education programs.
After breaking the record, Dodge Morgan wrote a book about his experience as the first American and the fastest person to sail around the world alone without stopping. It is out of print but can still be found in used book stores. It is a great read and even better if you have joined us onboard.