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Three vast oceans, two young men and one dubious idea – to sail around the world.

When a sailboat barely bigger than a bathtub pottered into the English Channel, James and Tom began the adventure of a lifetime. In their little boat Blue Eye they set sail, ladened with the notion that happiness and freedom loitered just over the horizon. And yet as they journeyed between continents and across oceans, they found they were still anchored to their old unsatisfied selves.

Hampered not only by the storms of the Atlantic Ocean and the pirates of the Red Sea, the craving nature of the human mind also threatens their bid to circumnavigate the world. From the Caribbean to the Suez Canal, James and Tom chase one sunset after the next, convinced a treasure trove of fulfilment lies waiting beyond the horizon. What will it take for them to discover that the sea is not always bluer on the other side?

Hooked on the Horizon is Tom Dymond’s travel memoir of sailing Blue Eye around the world. If you like being transported across oceans, escaping to far-flung paradises, and finding humour and philosophy in between, then you’ll love the story of Blue Eye’s adventure. 

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Lost on land, James wondered if he might find himself at sea. Lost at sea, Tom wondered if sailing around the world might be a better way to navigate this life.

When a friend suggested to James he should buy a sailboat and circumnavigate the world, not even childhood memories of almost drowning on his father’s boat could deter him. Finding Blue Eye for sale in deepest Cornwall James brought her back to Dorset, where she quickly became an unwitting vehicle for escape.

With only a drop of sailing experience between them, James, Tom and their motley group of friends spent their weekends sailing in the English Channel. Their plan – to see how many things they could get wrong. The question – could they get enough things wrong, that they would survive the world’s oceans in the years to come?

Wrongs of Passage is the first book in Tom Dymond’s travel series of sailing Blue Eye around the world. If you like daring adventure, hilarious mishaps, and poignant musings, then you’ll love this first instalment of Blue Eye’s journey.

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