Solitaire spirit: three times around the world single-handed
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Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world.
Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors.
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Les was in his 50s when he built himself a yacht with little prior knowledge of boatbuilding. Remarkably he made it across the Atlantic, though his navigation skills didn't match his boatbuilding abilities; his first landfall was Brazil.
He'd been aiming for Barbados - miles north, and in a different hemisphere! Three complete solo circumnavigations followed, all of them full of incident.