Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic

3.58 avg rating
( 40 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781611451061: Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic

Over the last century only six men had defied the power of nature and successfully rowed across the Atlantic from west to east. Maud Fontenoy, a 2005 Time (Europe) Hero, changed that forever when she became the first woman to do so. In 2003 Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her twenty-four-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do what men once believed to be impossible. It became a journey both far more harrowing than even she had imagined and one full of unexpected wonders. Her extraordinary story continues to inspire.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Maud Fontenoy was born to the sea, having lived on her parents’ fifty-five-foot schooner for the first fifteen years of her life. When she accomplished her miraculous crossing, she was twenty-five years old. On March 26, 2005, she became the first woman to row solo across the South Pacific. She lives in France.

Martin Sokolinsky is a writer and translator. He has worked on books by Omar Sharif, Albert Kantof, and Nobel Laureate Camilo Jose Cela. He lives in New York City.

Gérard d’Aboville is the first man to row across two oceans solo: the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. He crossed the Atlantic in 1980, traveling from Cape Cod to Brittany. At the age of forty-five, he spent one hundred and thirty-four days at sea in order to cross the Pacific, traveling from Japan to Washington State. He currently lives in Paris.

Review:

“Fontenoy’s feats hark back to a simpler time of personal strength, resilience and stamina — lots of it.” (Time Europe)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fontenoy, Maud
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 161145106X. Bookseller Inventory # Z161145106XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fontenoy, Maud
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Academic Book Solutions
(Medford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New, unread, and unused. Bookseller Inventory # ABS-1342-1130

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Maud Fontenoy
Published by Skyhorse Publishing, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In June 2003, Maud Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her 24-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do the impossible. She knew how hazardous the trip would be, but the reality was far more harrowing than even she had imagined: violent storms and crashing 15-foot waves that capsized her sturdy but vulnerable craft not once but dozens of times; bouts of intense cold, hunger and sheer exhaustion from long days of rowing; near-freezing waters; circling sharks; and, huge freighters that suddenly emerged out of the thick fog, almost hitting her boat. Then there was her map, updated daily, that constantly reminded her how far she was from her goal. But her journey also had its share of wonders: breathtaking sunsets, the serenity of a star-studded night, her close encounters with dolphins and whales, and the overwhelming feeling of relief and accomplishment when at long last she reached the coast of Spain on October 7, 117 days after her departure. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781611451061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Maud Fontenoy, Martin Sobolinsky, Gerard d'Aboville
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 161145106X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Maud Fontenoy
Published by Skyhorse Publishing, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In June 2003, Maud Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her 24-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do the impossible. She knew how hazardous the trip would be, but the reality was far more harrowing than even she had imagined: violent storms and crashing 15-foot waves that capsized her sturdy but vulnerable craft not once but dozens of times; bouts of intense cold, hunger and sheer exhaustion from long days of rowing; near-freezing waters; circling sharks; and, huge freighters that suddenly emerged out of the thick fog, almost hitting her boat. Then there was her map, updated daily, that constantly reminded her how far she was from her goal. But her journey also had its share of wonders: breathtaking sunsets, the serenity of a star-studded night, her close encounters with dolphins and whales, and the overwhelming feeling of relief and accomplishment when at long last she reached the coast of Spain on October 7, 117 days after her departure. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781611451061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Maud Fontenoy
Published by Skyhorse Publishing, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In June 2003, Maud Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her 24-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do the impossible. She knew how hazardous the trip would be, but the reality was far more harrowing than even she had imagined: violent storms and crashing 15-foot waves that capsized her sturdy but vulnerable craft not once but dozens of times; bouts of intense cold, hunger and sheer exhaustion from long days of rowing; near-freezing waters; circling sharks; and, huge freighters that suddenly emerged out of the thick fog, almost hitting her boat. Then there was her map, updated daily, that constantly reminded her how far she was from her goal. But her journey also had its share of wonders: breathtaking sunsets, the serenity of a star-studded night, her close encounters with dolphins and whales, and the overwhelming feeling of relief and accomplishment when at long last she reached the coast of Spain on October 7, 117 days after her departure. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781611451061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fontenoy, Maud
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781611451061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fontenoy, Maud
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781611451061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fontenoy, Maud
Published by Arcade Publishing
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 161145106X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2121858778

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fontenoy, Maud
Published by Arcade Publishing (2012)
ISBN 10: 161145106X ISBN 13: 9781611451061
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcade Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 161145106X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book