Publishing update 14 June 2023

Printing progress, eBook, Yachting World review, Book tour, and navigation charts that survived.

Printing of the book of the voyage of The Aegre is complete. Yes finally!

The book will soon be in Central Books, the distributor in the UK, and available from them online. Bookshops will soon be able to source it from Gardners (book wholesalers). More details of where and when you can buy a copy in the UK very soon.


For readers outside the UK (and in), an eBook and paperback will soon be available on Amazon. Details coming.

Yachting World review

Well-known sailor and journalist Tom Cunliffe has written a review of the book, which will appear in his ‘Great Seamanship’ column in the August edition of Yachting World magazine, out mid-July.

Talking about the book

In late July and early August, I’ll be in the UK to help promote the book.

  • Lerwick (Shetland), 25-28 July (during the Tall Ships Festival)
  • Scourie, Sutherland (where we sailed from), 29-31 July, with a talk on the 29th of July.
  • Falmouth, 1-4 August.
  • London, 5-9 August.
  • Other places to be confirmed.
  • Back in Australia, I’ll be talking at the Wooden Boat Association Victoria meeting on 20th September.
Charts added to the book website

Luckily for us aboard The Aegre, a number of our navigation charts survived the capsize and swamping of The Aegre mid-Pacific. I’ve added examples of them to the Artefacts section of the book website with notes explaining them, including a tattered Pacific Pilot chart of the South Pacific, a sister of the one we used to plan and track our course to Samoa after the capsize. Also, the chart of our approach to Hiva Oa in the Marquesas (after sailing 4,200 miles from Panama) with my position fixes still showing, and more.

Visit the Navigation charts page in the Artefacts section on the website to see them.

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