By Virginia (Ginni) MacRobert,Ed Vaughan
GIN'S TONIC: OCEAN VOYAGE, internal trip is the day-by-day list of a trip that was once as fresh because the drink, "G and T" and as stimulating as a shot of caffeine. the writer invitations the reader to take some time out, sit and proportion a tumbler or . What all started years in the past as only a dream in a bit girl's brain ultimately culminated in a truly lengthy trip less than sail, shared through Henry the puppy, Coco the Cat, and diverse staff participants. less than her captainship, Catamaran crusing Vessel Dai lengthy Wan and workforce left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht membership dock on 1 October 2006, and arrived again on nine March 2008, a scarcity of 493 days, finishing a circumnavigation. This log of the voyage files real-life episodes with pirates, wonderful storms and breakdowns in the course of the main overseas in the world. It describes how she and workforce handled the various studies thrust upon them. Ginni describes the beauty of our striking ocean "wilderness" and startling encounters with the clever lifestyles that lives in it. VIRGINIA MACROBERT, circumnavigator, was once born in Australia many complete moons in the past and raised on a farm in New South Wales, which ready her for a lifetime of event. a couple of careers and some many years later she discovered herself in Hong Kong elevating a wide kin, all of whom discovered to sail. The kinfolk is one other tale. because the individuals matured and left domestic to enhance their very own careers she determined that the relations crusing catamaran ought to not be sitting on the dock gathering barnacles and so ready herself, the puppy Henry, and the boat for a longer cruise, correct world wide. the adventure used to be life-changing and much extra event used to be had than expected. "Gin's Tonic", her day-by-day log, files this.
PREFACE: Preface I met a few lovely fascinating humans in the course of my time at sea. I now live to tell the tale a wide island in Thailand referred to as Phuket and, allow me inform you, there are a few lovely fascinating humans residing in this island nowadays. yet, you recognize what? None of these aforementioned "Interesting humans" come on the subject of Ginni MacRobert. In all my days in Hollywood I by no means met an individual like her. And, in all of my time at sea…"Same comparable" as they are saying right here in Thailand. What i'm conversing approximately is massive quantities of competence and honesty, very, very infrequent and invaluable components required to make a winning passage as skipper of any boat, specifically a ship crusing world wide in eighteen months! that sort of cruising takes braveness, concentration, endurance and overall commitment in a global the place there aren't any guide Books and no Thank Yous. In different phrases, to do what Ginni has performed, you would greater be self-sufficient bodily and, most significantly, psychologically. I met Ginni in Palau, at a small Yacht membership, in 2004 as one other yachtsman was once attempting to scouse borrow my workforce. Ginni appeared very based and calm as I thrashed round trying to resolve my challenge utilizing veiled threats, unveiled threats, smiles, and discussion, whatever i may contemplate to push back the smooth-talking would-be thief. I succeeded in placing onto my team that day and Ginni and i've stayed involved on the grounds that then. perhaps she has succeeded so good opposed to the entire odds simply because she grew up on a livestock estate within the Outback or perhaps it truly is simply because she is of course robust, and by means of that I suggest she will get what she wishes and leaves all events smiling. might be this is because she is sensible, and by way of that I suggest she cuts in the course of the bull, will get the data and learns it immediately, takes the instructed motion and customarily leaves all events smiling. however the a part of Ginni MacRobert that's best is her fearlessness. So what enjoyable it is going to be to sail world wide with Ginni MacRobert as you learn what follows and wonder, "My God, what may I do now?!" it is an honour to welcome you aboard this ebook and to understand that you're approximately to find natural braveness. -- Ed Vaughan, Phuket, Thailand