By Caspar Craven
Published by Adlard Coles Nautical, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc 306 pages hardcover $25
In 2009, with two kids in diapers and a third on the way, Caspar Craven and his wife Nichola hatched a plan to sail around the world. Although Caspar was an experienced yachtsman with a ‘round-the-world race under his belt, Nichola had never sailed out of sight of land. And they did not own a boat.
Taking out a second mortgage to finance the purchase of a pre-owned Oyster 53 named Aretha, Nichola & Caspar then set to the considerable task of refitting her for ocean voyaging. After five years of planning, setbacks and surprises, they cast off their lines for a two-year circumnavigation with 9-year-old Bluebell, 7-year-old Columbus and 2-year-old Willow.
Much more than a story of a family’s adventures, this international #1 bestseller is full of useful sidebars, practical information and resources to help those contemplating a similar voyage turn a dream into reality and make their own magic happen. A wonderful reminder that rewards justify the risks, Where the Magic Happens is fascinating, inspirational and highly recommended.
British entrepreneur, adventurer and motivational speaker Caspar Craven has circumnavigated the world twice, the first time in the BT Global Challenge, known as “The World’s Toughest Yacht Race,” as the youngest crew member on the yacht Quadstone, and the second time with his family. He has captivated audiences around the world with his presentations on leadership, team building, decision making, and overcoming adversity. You can learn more about him at casparcraven.com. ■