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A Battle for Survival in a 20-Foot Sailboat

27 July 2012   Denise Hyland

Sandy Moss tells the true story of two extraordinary men and their amazing journey. Read local author’s first book - The Terrible Loyalty

Chino Valley, Prescott, Prescott Valley, AZ – Local author Sandy Moss’ shares a true story not just about sailing but about life. “We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.”

This is a true story of two men, lifelong friends, who ventured into the heart of the endless ocean at its loneliest point in a 20-foot sailboat. Embarking on a trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii, they navigated by means only of a sextant and the starts. They had planned for an uneventful sail, but encountered a storm that sealed their fate irrevocably together as they battled to survive.

Readers will come to know these extraordinary men and their amazing journey - not only on the seas, but beyond - then agonize with them in their most powerful test. Others sailors have crossed the ocean’s expanse, but few with such primitive tools, such as a small vessel, and the depth of friendship and determination of these two friends.

Sandy Moss lives in Prescott, Arizona, with her husband, Michael. She was a newspaper and AP journalist for more than a dozen years. For the past decade, she has been a broadcaster with Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group, which includes KPPV, KQNA, KDDL, KPKR, and KUGO., which stream live worldwide. She’s a writer who broadcasts and a broadcaster who writes. Sandy’s book, The Terrible Loyalty can be found on in Paperback and Kindle editions.

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