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Sailing Close to the Wind – The Phoenicia Expedition by Philip Beale (Book)

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Maritime explorer Philip Beale and writer Sarah Taylor collaborated on the only official book chronicling the epic voyage of the Phoenicia, the incredible 20,000 mile circumnavigation of Africa beginning from Salala, Oman around Africa towards North America and into the Mediterranean -finishing in Lebanon. It follows the same path as Lehi and, like him, it was done in a 600 BC era (replica) wooden sailing ship!  Lehi's voyage has now been demonstrated to the world!
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Text from the back cover of the book Close to the Wind by Philip Beale and Sarah Taylor …

In 2008 Philip Beale and his crew set sail from a small island in Syria on a reconstruction of a Phoenician ship; his intention was to test a theory that the first circumnavigation of Africa had taken place in 600 BC.  It was the start of a twenty thousand mile journey, facing the threat of piracy, the treacherous seas around the Cape of Good Hope and an Atlantic marathon lasting eighty-four days.  Sailing Close to the Wind is both a modern-day adventure and the story of an almost forgotten civilization with an incredible maritime history.

his achievement ranks along with the pioneers like Thor Heyerdahl and Sir Francis Chichester in Gipsy Moth” – Daily Telegraph

[the]… expedition around Africa might have been straight out of the pages of Kon-Tiki” – Sunday Telegraph

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Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 7.75 x .75 in

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