Y is for Yachtsman

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Yvonne is a yachtswoman and Yuri is a yachtsman. They learned to sail as youngsters on inland lakes. Later they served as crew in offshore regattas. They yearn to sail solo around the world, but it might take them years to earn enough to finance such a venture. Meanwhile they are learning all they can about winds and currents and the experiences of other people, who have set of on circumnavigation of the globe.

Further reading: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (and all his other books)

Sir Francis Chichester

 

Sea travel was used in ancient times. Jonah found a ship that was going to Tarshish. Jonah !  (Why not read the whole Book of Jonah? It is very short.)

St Paul was shipwrecked Acts 27