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  • Author:
    James Nalepka
  • ISBN:
    0060179619
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060179618
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  • Publisher:
    HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 11, 1992)
  • Pages:
    221 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Action & Adventure
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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Nalepka, an American, along with three New Zealanders, survived 119 days adrift in the South Pacific on an overturned trimaran boat.

Nalepka, an American, along with three New Zealanders, survived 119 days adrift in the South Pacific on an overturned trimaran boat. Sea survival stories are grueling, but they usually end happily with rescue.

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Four men set sail in a 40-foot trimaran from New Zealand for the Tonga Islands in June 1989. Jim Nalepka, one of the four survivors, had never been to sea before. The men face all the practical hardships familiar to survival stories, but this is not merely another survival story. He was the "diplomat" amongst them and the best of the four to re-tell the story.

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Two men who survived after being cast adrift on the South Pacific for four months describe the accident that wrecked their boat .

Two men who survived after being cast adrift on the South Pacific for four months describe the accident that wrecked their boat and how they used their skills to coexist, cooperate, and cope with the elements. Visit Seller's Storefront. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery. List this Seller's Books. Payment Methods accepted by seller.

At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane (Unabridged).

For shelter, the four huddled together in a dank hull compartment 20 inches high and only as wide as a double-bed. They were drenched nearly constantly with frigid seawater, and caught fish and collected rain for sustenance before the wind and current finally carried them to New Zealand's Great Barrier Island. At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in a Caribbean Hurricane (Unabridged).

by James Nalepka, Steven Callahan. Published October 1992 by Harpercollins.

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The tale of four men who survived on their partially submerged boat for 119 days reveals how each man faced almost certain death, overcame their fears, and found the will to live. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Kit
This book was a mediocre one for me. I love stories of real survival and I have read numerous books in that genre. Usually they are page turners for me that I just can't wait to see what happens next. This one however really dragged towards the middle to where I actually put it down for a few weeks and read a different book. I came back later and finished it up and I enjoyed hearing the sort of "what happened after" at the end of the book but the writer of this book has a really dry and boring style of telling their story. I don't regret reading the book it was worth my time to read it but it didn't grab me and not let go the way so many other books in this genre have. It was more like a dry telling of the facts of the matter in chronological order, it didn't take me there and make me feel what they were going through. The guys in this story are incredible men for doing what they did, I just think they deserved to have their story told in a more compelling fashion.
Drelajurus
Excellent true adventure story with gripping details on every page. Read and enjoy! My Step son-in-law[who loves boating], says he will never go offshore after this read!
Onetarieva
I thought Jim Nalepka's account of the Rose Noelle capsize was less narcisstic and more empathetic towards his fellow crew members than John Glennie's account in his book "Spirit of Rose Noelle". However, as I said in the headline, it is hard for me to be objective because my husband, Phillip Hofman, was one of the Rose Noelle survivors. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes true stories, is interested in sailing/cruising, is interested in survival and what men can endure and overcome.
Yggfyn
Great adventure.
Tygralbine
one of the best survival stories - a bit overly philosophical though
Damdyagab
This is a well written book and I enjoyed it. Some of the drawings in the book (maybe it was my copy?) are pretty hard to read. Steve Callahan's other book "Adrift" is an even better book, really an outstanding book. I also thought John Glennie's book "The Spirit of the Rose Noelle" is a little better book covering this same disaster because Glennie's experience as boat builder and captain of the Rose Noelle resulted in more technical descriptions of exactly what happened. But Capsized stands alone as a good book. It's particularly good in the way it describes the relationships between the four men and how they learn to work as a team. I laughed out loud at some of the antics of Phil Hoffman (one of the survivors) who seemed a very likeable guy. And the gourmet cooking that Jim does with creative use of ingredients is interesting and amazing as well. Quite a bit of time seems to be spent by the crew in blaming Glennie for the capsize. But after reading both books I think while Glennie made a mistake deploying the sea anchor during the storm, he was bending to the will of a very independent minded, vocal, panicked and rebellious crew. Overall this is a well written survival story and a good read.
Lonesome Orange Kid
I guarantee you will be fatigued after reading this gripping account of a 119 day drift in the roaring 40's off the coast of New Zealand. Due to some freaky currents, the four men aboard actually ended up making a circle to the north and then back to the west towards New Zealand. While on board, they projected that they'd be heading toward South America and it is scary to note there just ain't anything between the two places. This is a very well done account of the day to day life and how little by little the four men come together at least enough to learn how to subsist off the sea. They were very lucky in that they had lots of food on board to start because it took them a while to learn how to catch fish. You'll never look at fish guts the same way -- they used EVERY part of the fish. The author does a good job showing the shifting friendships and loyalties -- not surprising considering the small space they shared for 4 months. This is more than the typical survival book in that the author follows up with one of the survivor's fight with cancer almost immediately when he returned. Thus, the end of the book is bittersweet with one of the men dying after he made many key personal realizations about himself and his life. An excellent adventure read with some insights into friendship as well.
I am sure most people have a nagging thought when they board water craft; that the possibility of sinking could occur. After that thought comes to mind, we attempt to push it to the back, unwilling to contemplate the horrible scenario. Unfortunately, for these 4 men, the possibility becomes reality. Even more frightening, this book is a true story. What occurs is a never ending nightmare and a struggle for survival beyond imagination. Four men board a trimaran for a pleasure cruise, encounter a gale that inverts the craft. They must use all of their physical and mental resources to cope with the challenges before them. At first, they hope for a timely rescue, but as days turn into weeks, they realize that they have been literally given up for dead. The book delves into the men's minds and lives while detailing their heroic attempts to save themselves. They feel all the emotions of desperate souls and face situations that no man should have to consider. This is a gripping account of a terrible accident on the high seas. One will conclude this book with one thought, "hope this never happens to me."