Famous Sailor - Circumnavigators

Sailing Alone around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum and William Gilkerson

Shambhala (August 9, 2005)



Captain Joshua Slocum (1844–1909) was the first person to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. On April 24, 1895, he departed Boston in his 37-foot sloop,Spray, and sailed around the world, returning to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898. This remarkable achievement made Slocum the most famous North American sailor of all time.


Robin Lee Graham

Harpercollins; 1st edition (June 1972)





This is the trip around the world that inspired me as a teenager...

Robin Graham's journey, chronicled in National Geographic, was the story that setup my desire to sail around the world... And this is the book he wrote about it, afterward.


Around the World in "Wanderer III"

Eric C. Hiscock

Adlard Coles Nautical; New Ed edition (April 30, 1987)

Gypsy Moth Circles the World

Sir Francis Chichester

Coward-McCann (June 1968)

The Long Way

Bernard Moitessier

Sheridan House (January 1, 1995)

Sailing to the Reefs

Bernard Moitessier

Sheridan House (June 1, 2001)

A World of My Own

Robin Knox-Johnston

Littlehampton Book Services LTD (October 1969)

First Lady: A History-Making Solo Voyage

Kay Cottee

Pan Australia (April 9, 1990)

Trekka Round the World

John Guzzwell

Fine Edge Productions; 1st Edition

(November 1, 1998)