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Coyote Lost at Sea By Julia Plant

Coyote Lost at Sea by Julia Plant

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Tells the story of Mike Plant, one of the most exciting and daring round-the-world solo sailors of his time.

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Coyote Lost at Sea by Julia Plant

Mike's final 12 days at sea . . . remain atestimony to his almost superhuman ability to drive one of the fastest sailing boats ever built, in extreme conditions, and survive for as long as he did. When the boat was found, it proved that, despite everything, Mike had kept Coyote on course. Or maybe Coyote had kept themboth on course, as long as she was able. -- Julia Plant

Coyote Lost at Sea is the story of Mike Plant, one of the most exciting and daring round-the-world solo sailors of his time. Mike's untamed courage and charismatic personality naturally drew fans and admirers who wondered what kind of risk he would take next. His younger sister, Julia Plant, had been one of those admirersuntil Mike's flame burned too brightly and she needed tofind her own way.

This distant, yet ultimate, love for her brother makes Julia the perfect one to tell his story. She reveals a vivid, raw version of her brother--a boy who spent most of his teen years and twenties getting in trouble with the law, but who later grew up to be a sailing living legend. Her insight into his personality and what made him so fearless helps us understand why Mike would take such a gamble with a boat like Coyote. Her research and interviews with Mike's friends, fellow competitors, and sailing experts paints a clearer picture of Mike's last days with the controversial Coyote, a mystery that has intrigued the world of sailing for two decades.

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Solo sailor, racer, outlier, and winner of the 1986-87 singlehanded BOC round-the-world race, Mike Plant was the definition of the fearless, talented, and popular American underdog. In a sport dominated by Europeans, Plant planned to attack the 1992 Vendee Globe race (formerly BOC Challenge) with his state-of-the-art, 60-foot sloop, Coyote, but Plant never arrived in France for the race start. In Coyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America's Daring Solo Circumnavigator, Plant's younger sister, Julia Plant, uses research, personal accounts, and Coast Guard reports to investigate the mystery of the Coyote, lost at sea. She recounts his younger years, his development as a sailor, earlier races, and dreams for the future. With tough love, she addresses Mike Plant's darker side, and explores the idea that often the storm within is what keeps you alive during the storm at sea. Practical Sailor 20130709

About Julia Plant

Julia Plant, the younger sister of Mike, has written a play that was produced both in the United States and abroad; she lectures widely in her chosen field of art history.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 South Street Seaport, New York City, October 15, 1992
CHAPTER 2 Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, the 1950s
CHAPTER 3 Ely, Minnesota, and Ithaca, New York, mid-1960s
CHAPTER 4 South America, 1970-1971
CHAPTER 5 Summer and Fall 1971; Return to South America, Spring 1972; Excelsior, Minnesota, Summer 1973
CHAPTER 6 Spetses, Greece, and Marmaris, Turkey, 1973-1974
CHAPTER 7 Rhodes, Greece, April 1975
CHAPTER 8 Minnesota, Colorado, the Caribbean, and Newport, Rhode Island, 1975-1983
CHAPTER 9 Newport, Rhode Island, 1984-1986
CHAPTER 10 Horta, Azores, and Lisbon, Portugal, Summer 1986; Newport, August 30, 1986
CHAPTER 11 1986-87 BOC, Singlehanded Race Around the World, Newport to Newport
CHAPTER 12 Vendee Globe, Newport, Rhode Island, to Les Sables d'Olonne, France, to Southern Ocean, Campbell Island, 1989-1990
CHAPTER 13 Second BOC Aboard Duracell, 1990-91, Newport, Rhode Island, Around the World, and Back to Newport, Rhode Island
CHAPTER 14 The Second Vendee Globe Prep, 1992
CHAPTER 15 The Last Weeks, October 4-November 11, 1992
CHAPTER 16 November 12-30, 1992
CHAPTER 17 Mike Remembered
Racers, Boats, and Nationalities
Endnotes and Sources

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