Adrift A true story of love, loss, and survival at sea

Tami Oldham Ashcraft, 1960-

Book - 2018

"Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 ...knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love"--Amazon.com.

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Subjects
Genres
True adventure stories
Published
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Reprint, with an updated afterword. Originally published as: Red sky in mourning : a true story of love, loss, and survival at sea. New York : Hyperion, ©2002.
"With an updated afterword by the author"--Cover.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Physical Description
233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780062868206
0062868209
Main Author
Tami Oldham Ashcraft, 1960- (author)
Other Authors
Susea McGearhart (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The author describes how a sailing trip with her fiancâe turned to tragedy after they sailed into a hurricane that swept her fiancâe overboard and left her injured, and relates her forty-one-day ordeal traveling to safety.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

New York Times Bestseller The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).“An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene WoodleyYoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.