Sospan Fach: The Saga of the Little Saucepan (North American Edition) by Ken Lord
Approx. 75,420 words.
Published on July 6, 2012.
Four people with no sailing experience leave Auckland, NZ on a home-built yacht to Sydney, sailing three days north and turn left. The boat has no motor, radio, extra sails, or instrumentation. The skipper has a small compass and a toy sextant on which he has no training. There are a one-person lifeboat, one life preserver, and provisions for three weeks. Stranded for 6 weeks they consider mutiny.