The sailing barge Venta, already over 70 years old, condemned as unseaworthy by her surveyor, was nurtured back to health to embark on one of the most remarkable passages ever made by an engineless Thames sailing barge, a voyage under sail from London to Stockholm reliant on the elements alone. That this was successfully accomplished is recognised as a significant feat of seamanship.
‘A riveting read from start to finish’
Sea Breezes Magazine
‘A remarkable story of great seamanship’
Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World