Alan Phillips

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Twice Around-the-World +
Alan Phillips did his first circumnavigation in a boat called “Scorpio “starting in 1980. His next circumnavigation commenced in 1992 onboard “Wallaby Creek “. This voyage lasted 15 years.
He has also done a two year passage to China via Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Philippines etc.
His is Australian and has circumnavigated Australia and done numerous passages out into the Pacific Ocean from Australia, including seven times into Papua New Guinea and six times across the China Sea.
After 25 years and 100,000 nautical miles of ocean cruising he is one of the most experience cruising sailors on earth.
Along the way he has developed his own philosophies and has views that exhibit original thinking.


Sailed my small boat thru the very eye of a tropical cyclone
and lived to tell.

Hit a reef, wrecked my boat and was castaway alone on Orchilla Isle in the Caribbean to live like Robinson Crusoe.
and lived to tell

Looked into the barrel of a PLO gun with the terrorists screaming at me in some language
and lived to tell

Looked into the barrel of an Israel machine gun while being screamed at in some language
and lived to tell

Had a beer in the Beirut yacht club while the Israelis rocketed and bombed with everything they had and lived.

Sailed up to and anchored at Pirate Island in the Southern Philippines and shared a bottle of rum with the pirates
and lived to tell

Got caught smuggling in Panama and then had to drink the customs officer under the table. After which we altered the paperwork and were friends
and stayed out of jail

Escaped from the immigration police in Indonesia by stealing a speed boat and pulling Wallaby Creek thru the reef

Drilled out my own tooth with tools from the tool box.

Circumnavigated Australia and twice around the world.

Found a Polynesian tribe that is still living an uncivilized life and has never been visited by a tourist.

Been becalmed for 3 weeks under the tropical sun and at the end had counted out our last meals.

Found a cave in PNG with dozens of human skeletons from people who entered the cave in order to die.

Fathered a beautiful baby with a young Swiss girl and married her even though she is 25 years younger
and also younger then 2 of my other children.

Survived three shark attacks where the sharks ripped my spear and fish from my hands. I continue to spearfish at every opportunity.

Spent months alone at sea in a leaky boat with no motor and no electrical or electronic thing on the boat.

Left a crewman with a primitive tribe in PNG and returned a year later to look for him. Received a message in a bottle.

Crossed the jungles of the Western Province of PNG where no white man had been for 20 years.

Did a seven-week single-handed passage from Panama to Tahiti. And didn’t end up much crazier.

Where to buy in print

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Birds of America. 120 Clear Photos.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 and represented by Alan Phillips. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
These are the birds of North America. Scroll through the photos or click on the name to see the photo. Clear photos with clickable links allow the reader to identify the birds of North America.
Warbirds of USA 60 Flashcards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 and represented by Alan Phillips. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The fighting aircraft of the USA are amazing. The pinnacle of warfare is in these war machines. Not only the greatest killing machines in history but also works of art. Poetry in motion while capable of murdering millions. Love them or hate them one has to stand in awe. They cost trillions and trillions of dollars.


Greatest Voyages. Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 136,420. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
THRILLING NARRATIVES OF MUTINY, MURDER AND PIRACY Tales of Shipwreck and Disaster, with accounts of Providential Escapes and heart-rending fatalities. Shipwreck may be ranked among the greatest evils which man can experience. It is never void of danger, frequently of fatal issue, and invariably productive of regret.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
Around-the-World Sailing Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,380. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
Do you know how to sail around the world? Which seasons do you sail? Which way do you go? Where can you stop? What paperwork is needed? Are there storms? What about pirates? Food, sails, water, regulations, safety, communications, anchorage, weather etc.
The Phillips Nautical Dictionary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 188,650. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
10,000 nautical words and phrases. THE COMPLETE dictionary. This is definately the best and most comprehensive nautical dictionary available in the world today.
Sailing Directions Avoid and Survive Hurricanes
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
This book is written for sailors. There is always the possibility of being caught out in dire circumstances. Everything you need to know is included.

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