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by Sir Alec Rose


My "Lively Lady" epub

ISBN: 0245595937

ISBN13: 978-0245595936

Author: Sir Alec Rose

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Nautical Pub.Co.; Limited signed edition edition (November 1968)

Pages: 208 pages

ePUB book: 1943 kb

FB2 book: 1323 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 607

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Sir Alec Rose (13 July 1908 – 11 January 1991) was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II developed a passion for amateur single-handed sailing

Sir Alec Rose (13 July 1908 – 11 January 1991) was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II developed a passion for amateur single-handed sailing. He took part in the second single-handed Atlantic race in 1964 and circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1967–68, for which he was knighted. His boat Lively Lady is still seaworthy and is used for sail training by a charity.

Book is Signed and inscribed by Alec Rose on the Full Title page.

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In 1964, Rose participated in the second single-handed transatlantic race, placing fourth across the line in his Sir Alec Rose was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who had a passion for amateur single-handed sailing, for which he was ultimately knighted. Alec Rose was born in Canterbury. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy as a diesel mechanic on a convoy escort, HMS Leith.

Sir Alec Rose (13 July 1908 - 11 January 1991) was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II developed a passion for amateur single-handed sailing. He took part in the second single-handed Atlantic race in 1964 and circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1967-68, for which he was knighted.

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Sir Alec, who sailed his Lively Lady solo to Australia, arrived practically in Sir Francis Chichester's wake. Sir Francis also beat him across the Atlantic and into print

Sir Alec, who sailed his Lively Lady solo to Australia, arrived practically in Sir Francis Chichester's wake. Sir Francis also beat him across the Atlantic and into print. This book, his life story, reveals a placid mariner who never tires of talking about his dinner or the weather, although even on shipboard the former seems to get more extensive treatment. Since the book is slight, it appears with short pieces tacked on by nautical experts and by his wife who minds the shop ""when Alec's away

by. Rose, Alec, Sir, 1908-1991.

by. Lively Lady (Yacht), Voyages around the world.

Fifty years after her first single handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft ketch Lively Lady is back in the water after having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from the charity Around and Around. The refit work included replacing the deck, reassembling the wheel house, new electrics, an interior refit and a full repaint using Jotun Yachting paint products. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Alec Rose’s global circumnavigation aboard Lively Lady.

Sir Alec’s Story Begins. In 1963, fruit merchant Alec Rose bought the boat with the intention of entering it into the 1964 Observer Single-Handed Transatlantic Race

Sir Alec’s Story Begins. In 1963, fruit merchant Alec Rose bought the boat with the intention of entering it into the 1964 Observer Single-Handed Transatlantic Race. The race was only the second of its kind; the first race in 1960 had been revolutionary in introducing the world to single-handed ocean yacht racing, which had previously been viewed as unrealistic.

I could not read all this book, l got very bored before I got half way through.
Sir Alec Rose was a grocer in his 50's when he decided to live the dream and participate in the 2nd single-handed transatlantic race in 1964, followed in 1967 by his eastabout 3-horns 2-stop singlehanded circumnavigation that culminated in his investiture by Queen Elizabeth II. Rose is an eminently likeable chap, and it would all make for great reading in this sailing memoir, but unfortunately it somewhat consists of `...at 2pm the wind changed, and i changed sails... and 3.30 the wind changed again, and i changed sails..." after a few recent decades of inundation with sailing stories infused with historical perspective and socio-psycological growth (great books like "Sea Change," and the enjoyable "The Water In Between") there is something refreshing about a nice guy who seems balanced and merely seems to prefer a nip of whiskey to lengthy introspection about personal growth. Nonetheless, for straight-forward, go-get `em, greatest generation sailing memoirs I must more highly recommend Smeeton's `Once is Enough' or the sailor who beat Rose by a year, Chichester in his "Gypsy Moth Circles the World." Enjoy!
Alec Rose bought Lively Lady, a 36 foot yacht built in Calcutta in 1948, to participate in the 1964 single-handed trans-Atlantic race. He had the sail plan redesigned and added a mizzen mast. He also built a dog house. His entrance into the race was intended more as a personal challenge rather than as any particular attempt to be competitive, so his 4th place out of 14 boats came as genuine surprise, especially given he had seen no other boats for the vast majority of the race (and this in the days of no GPS tracking).

Basking in his surprise success in the trans-Atlantic race, Sir Alec needed another challenge and he needed it soon. He was already in his late 50's and time was running out for such strenuous single-handed adventures. He came up with the idea of racing a friend of his, Sir Francis Chichester, to Australia where he would meet his son. With the help of local Portsmouth businessmen, he refitted Lively Lady to prepare her for her great voyage and in August 1966 set off from Portsmouth. However Lively Lady and Alec were caught early in some big winds off the South Coast of England and after a few tough days, were forced to pull into Plymouth for repairs. It would be another full year before Lively Lady would be ready to attempt the journey again. In the meantime, Sir Francis set sail and the race was effectively over.

On 16 July 1967, Lively Lady, heavily loaded with supplies, once again set sail for Australia. For full book review click on my profile and follow link to my blog at OllyatSea.
If you have ever sailed in heavy seas in bad wind you will like much of this book.