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Something Worth Doing [Hardcover]

Judith Chopra
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Oct. 30 1995
An account of a sailing expedition from Toronto to Manitoba documents each facet of the journey, including the years of pre-trip planning, fund-raising, outfitting, media attention, and the trip itself.

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In May 1985 Aqua Star, a custom-built steel cutter, set out from Toronto for Churchill, Manitoba, on the west shore of Hudson Bay. No sailing vessel had ventured beyond Hudson Strait since the 19th century; it was a sparsely inhabited area of harsh terrain with ice-and fog-bound coasts. On board were the owner-skipper Leslie Sike and wife Carolann, both in their 40s; also Gay Currie, a young woman with sailing experience, and David Farr, a photographer. Chopra, who covered the voyage for Canadian Yachting and had access to the personal journals and ship's log, here re-creates the adventure in a gripping narrative of derring-do and of discord. Nearing Hudson Strait the sailors encountered ice; in the Bay they ran into heavy weather and fog. Arguments and ill-feeling continued unabated. That September, after 108 days and 3600 miles, Aqua Star reached Churchill. And all agreed, as will readers, that the voyage was something worth doing. Photos.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The reader gets a beautiful photographic glimpse of sub arctic Canada and an interesting socialogical glimpse of the four crew members as they make a record setting trek across Hudson Bay in a 40 foot sailboat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Richly illustrated account of journey across Hudson Bay March 3 1999
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The reader gets a beautiful photographic glimpse of sub arctic Canada and an interesting socialogical glimpse of the four crew members as they make a record setting trek across Hudson Bay in a 40 foot sailboat.
4.0 out of 5 stars Something Worth Doing: The Sub-Arctic Voyage of Aqua Star Oct. 15 2009
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This is a very honest protrail of real life onboard a yacht occupied by four distinct personalaties. I have personally met Leslie Sikes and his wife and from that meeting I had to order the book. As I read through the pages of a book made up almost entirely from passages taken from their personal diaries I could feel what it must have been like to experiance the highs and lows of the journey. The love and dedication that Leslie had for his boat as well as for the voyage is evident throughout. This book is an honest gut feelings from the crew of 4.
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