The China Voyage

Six men and one woman are about to make maritime history as they sail the Pacific on a raft. Starting in Vietnam and attempting to reach America on a bamboo raft, they are testing the theory that Asian soldiers reached America some 2,000 years ago.

Tim Severin begins his journey by going on a trial raft trip with two fishermen and after that is successful, he decides that Vietnam is the place for him to start his journey.

He names the raft Hsu Fu, after a Chinese mariner sent by the first Emperor of China to explore for islands in the Pacific and after a long eighteen months of planning and building, they are ready to set sail. There’s just one thing left: his crew. The team: Tim, Loi, Joe, Mark, Geoffrey, Rex and Nina have a long journey ahead of them. From searches by Japanese police to encounters with pirates, it’s a challenging and weary journey.

Will they all get there alive? And will they be able to keep the peace in the small space they all share together? Or will ‘The China Voyage’ prove catastrophic for them all?

In ‘The China Voyage’, world-renowned explorer Tim Severin’s account of this unparalleled exploit provides us with one of the most remarkable sea adventures ever told.

  • Author: Tim Severin
  • Title: The China Voyage
  • Series: Voyage
  • First Published by: Little, Brown and Company
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 20 October 1994
  • ISBN-10: 0316910198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316910194

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