Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 4, 2018

The tragedy of Donald Crowhurst.

Deep Water tells the story of Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who entered the first round the world yacht race in 1968. Crowhurst knew before he left port that he had no hope of winning – and not much more hope of completing the race.
Crowhurst ‘disappeared’ in the South Atlantic and lingered there, creating false logbooks. As the other yachts rounded Cape Horn and headed north for the finish line Crowhurst fell in with them, thinking he could get a hero’s welcome just by finishing. It didn’t work out that way at all.
Those ancient Greek playwright’s couldn’t have concocted a sadder tale.

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