The Guardian has another article to delight us students of human folly as it manifests in sailing. This is apparently from a forthcoming book by Suzanne Heywood coming out in April, called Wavewalker: Breaking Free
TL;DR, her mom and dad for, presumably the usual reasons, left the UK for nominally a 3 year tour, where they nearly all died in the southern indian ocean early on, but in the usual way, descended into a marginal cruising existing for more like a decade, trapping their children in a sea of massive disfunction. Check out the wildly dubious pirate ship they were sailing in though.
‘Dad said: We’re going to follow Captain Cook’: how an endless round-the-world voyage stole my childhood
In 1976, Suzanne Heywood’s father decided to take the family on a three-year sailing ‘adventure’ – and then just kept going. It was a journey into fear, isolation and danger …