Coyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America's Daring Solo Circumnavigator by Julia PlantCoyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America's Daring Solo Circumnavigator by Julia Plant

Coyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America's Daring Solo Circumnavigator

byJulia Plant

Hardcover | March 26, 2013

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"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.

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.
Title:Coyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America's Daring Solo CircumnavigatorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.2 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071789901

ISBN - 13:9780071789905


Editorial Reviews

"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."