Steven Callahan: ‘I got scared by the thought I’d be dead in a few hours; I found a way to fix the raft and it felt like the biggest victory of my life’. Steven Callahan. Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea. © The Mob Film Company (North) Ltd Services · Site Map · Contact · T&Cs. Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the.

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One day Chris gets pushed out to sea on a sail boat with his friend. Ditto the illustration When Callahan set out to callaan the Atlantic, he didn’t expect to make most of that journey in a drifting rubber raft: Steven Callahan, an accomplished sailor, decided to build his own sailboat after he and his wife divorced.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on stfven phone or tablet! The struggle for survival for two and a half months would have made a compelling, page-turner even if written by a terrible author. This is critical not just in terms of his writing of the book—he likely would have survived only a fraction of those seventy-six days without that knowledge and preparation—but in terms of how sdrift story plays out in stevenn.

But I didn’t really get into this book until like day 50 something and then only for a day or two. In a 34′ catamaran with three friends. Amateur psychologists will enjoy his inner dialogue, the rational consciousness scolding his fe This is an outstanding book.


Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

He knew where and when and why he was most likely to see boats. It was a little odd at first that it was written in present tense, but it made the story come alive.

The next phase was just hanging on to life, really, looking at my watch, watching the minutes drag by. May 17, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Then there is Callahan’s ego, adfift is big enough to capsize his ship even without a rogue wave.

May 17, Anthony rated it really liked it Shelves: Written by Darlow Smithson Productions. So why three stars?

Experience: I was adrift on a raft in the Atlantic for 76 days

Published October 17th by Mariner Books first published That to me is the most amazing part of this. I suppose if you love the sea and boats, you’d like it too.

I read the last couple chapters first, just skimming out of curiosity and boredom I had no more to give. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat The best part about this book is how well Callahan was able to detail his daily challenges and explain how he was able to keep his equipment working.

I could hardly put it down. Jul 17, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it. It’s monotonous stuff that is somehow riveting.

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There are a lot of nautical and navigation terms throughout the book, but I felt like these enhanced the journey, rather than hindering my understanding. Amateur psychologists will enjoy his inner dialogue, the rational consciousness scolding his fearful, despondent self for wanting to panic and give up.


I am not sure if the uninitiated experiencing this situation would have survived the ordeal. He had studied books on surviving at sea, he’d bought all the correct gear, practised the manoeuvres necessary to get off a sinking boat as fast as possible and within hours of setting off from the Canaries, his boat sank. While at times a bit too detailed and descriptive for me It all begins with entering a race I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in thinking about existence, the universe, and human limits.

I’d like to sail the Pacific. December Group Read 2 2 16 Jan 04, The waves were so high that hitting one at the wrong angle this is why you need someone good on the helm felt like hitting wood and the boat would shudder and we would bounce inches up and then slam down on our bunks.

Callahan was a very good presenter of his experiences and this speak volumes for his writing skills. Much of my childhood was spent in outdoor adventures both on land and on sea.