A former foreign correspondent who has seen service in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa, Lon Bram is a senior journalist and literary critic. His articles
and short stories ranging from politics to science and technology are
published in Australian and international newspapers and magazines.
An experienced navigator Lon has sailed the Mediterranean Sea, the West
coast of Africa, the Caribbean and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean along the
16th parallel in 18 days in his 46-foot French-designed yacht Corazon.
He created the 800-mile Golden Fleece Melbourne to Melbourne yacht race
that circumnavigated Tasmania East-about against the prevailing Southwesterly
winds sweeping unimpeded from the Indian Ocean; has skippered
the Australian Army entry in the Sydney Hobart race in his 40-foot American
designed yacht Ariadne of Melbourne; competed in the West Coast
Melbourne to Hobart yacht races and circumnavigated Tasmania West-about
as well as having cruised extensively Australia’s East Coast in both directions.
Lon’s seventh ocean-going vessel was the 11.5-meter cutter rigged masthead
“I have had my share of gales and storms on the high seas. That is why I feel
unbounded admiration for Ron Llewellyn’s superb solo seamanship, courage,
extraordinary resilience and resourcefulness in the face of real danger,”
NOTE: Lon Bram passed away on the 26th June 2013. R.I.P.
Sailor Soldier Lover
by Lon Bram
A factual account of an extraordinary saga of resiliency, courage and sailing skill by a continuous twice-around solo ocean circumnavigator in a 43-foot sailing yacht.
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