… with courtesy to Multihulls World (Catamaran + Trimaran Magazin)
06/29/2015 – Jack Petith is a great sailor and a talented racer. 6th (and class win) in the single-handed ‘82 Route du Rhum sailing with his 11-metre (38 foot) Newick Native* as “Kriter X” (later known as “Naga” as seen in the pics) and class win of the 1984 OSTAR on board of “Destination St. Croix” from Plymouth England to Newport (USA). In the Route du Rhum Jack beated the rising stars of the French multihull school (Poupon, Fauconnier, Kersauson…) aboard much bigger boats.
Beautiful sailing on board of Trimaran Naga…
Jack is also a genuine author in the English language; his rich style suits wonderfully the fabulous plot in which nautical adventures and stories of daily life in the islands are intertwined.
His mastery of portraiture and the absolute sincerity of his romantic confessions form the backdrop of the cruising story, until the distressing encounter with hurricane Hugo, a killer which devastated St Croix (Virgin Islands) with gusts of 400km/h!
‘Heart of the storm, the night the boats flew’ (in French: ‘Au cœur de la tempête, la nuit où les bateaux volaient’**) is a breath-taking story which has a place amongst the great nautical books.
After having rebuilt his trimaran, Jack set off again round the world and lives aboard. He is currently in Asia, and has just re-launched his superb book, which is available to download in English.
It is presented in THREE formats for e-readers: *.pdf, *.mobi and*.epub
ALL are included in the download at a low prize of 5.99 US$ (5.45 Euro) or 30 UTokens (status: July 2015).