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Sea Trials reviewed in Northwest Yachting

“It is exciting and interesting to see the family grow into their sea legs and learn how to live at sea. It is fascinating to be transported back to a time not that long ago when GPS wasn’t even a … Continue reading

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Book Club Discussion Questions for Sea Trials

Book Club Discussion Questions Sea Trials: Around the World With Duct Tape and Bailing Wire by Wendy Hinman To download a printable PDF of these questions, click Here. 1. What drew you into the story and kept you reading? Was … Continue reading

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Eagle Harbor Book Company Selects Sea Trials for Readers Circle Book Club Discussion

On Tuesday, March 6, at 7pm, the Eagle Harbor Book Company’s Readers Circle Book Club will discuss Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman. Pick up your copy at Eagle Harbor Book Company, read and then come join the discussion. For more … Continue reading

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Wendy Hinman to present at the Seattle Yacht Club Men’s Luncheon

At the Seattle Yacht Club Men’s Luncheon On Thursday February 22 at 11:30am in the Ward Room, award-winning author Wendy Hinman will share the exciting story of a harrowing circumnavigation from her newest book, Sea Trials. A shipwreck might end … Continue reading

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Sea Trials garners another glowing review from Voyages Magazine

“Hinman skillfully draws the reader in. We found Sea Trials compelling and far more than just a sea story. We discussed as we were reading it and long after we finished.” Voyages Magazine

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Sea Trials Review in Good Old Boat Magazine

Review by David McDaniel Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, by Wendy Hinman (Salsa Press 2017; print $20.00, Kindle $5.99) “Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is a real rattlesnake … Continue reading

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Sea Trials wins Kirkus Best Book of 2017!

It’s now official! Sea Trials was awarded the Kirkus best book of the year for 2017. Kirkus is the premier reviewing agency. Earning a starred review is considered a big deal. Sea Trials received that and was selected best book … Continue reading

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Shipwrecked!

A shipwreck might end a dream of sailing around the world. Not for the Wilcox family. In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on … Continue reading

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“Riveting. Sea Trials is impossible to put down until the nail-biting end.” Cruising World Magazine

Sea Trials Review in Cruising World September 2017 “In 1973, a San Francisco family departed on a planned four-year round-the-world voyage. The Wilcox crew—Chuck; his wife, Dawn; their kids, Garth, 13 and Linda, 10—set sail with varying degrees of enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Magazine Review for Sea Trials

Another great review from a national magazine! “It’s the perfect kind of book for an ocean passage or for too-long winter of rain in Puget Sound or snow in Maine. … even armchair sailors will feel their hearts race with … Continue reading

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