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SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATOR VIA CAPE HORN

Coming in the spring of 2022



'Sailing Commitment

Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney'

FOR YOUNG READERS


Written by Captain Bill Pinkney

Illustrated by Pamela C. Rice

A real story of a great adventure!

"Sailing Commitment'

is a follow up to his first grade Basal Reader."

The story is expanded for young readers and a more detailed version of the story of a dream.


Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame - October 2021

©2021Captain Bill Pinkney

WEBMASTER

In the seventh grade I read a book by an author named Armstrong Sperry: 'Call It Courage', it was a story that touched my heart because I felt very much like the hero of the story.  He, like me had been an outcast.  He was an outcast because he was afraid of the water.  I had been an outcast because in school I was one of a few black children and the other kids were not kind to us.  I grew up without a father, (my parents divorced when I was six, so my mom, sister and I were on public aid for a while.  Always on the outside never being a part of the crowd I felt alone.  When I read the story about this young boy who was on the outside like me, and how he took his destiny into his own hands and had a great adventure, I knew that was what I wanted too.       

                                                                 Bill Pinkney      

     


Captain Bill Pinkney

Photo credit: Carter Berg