They had quit their jobs, dropped out of school, sold their houses, left their spouses, and put themselves in hock. Junkies? Gamblers? Well, yes and no.
In late 1997, 25 would-be mariners anted up as much as U.S. $32,000 apiece for the supreme seafaring fix: 18 months of on-the-job training aboard a tall ship. By the time ADVENTURE's story hits the stands, they'll have been sunburned and storm-tossed, seen 40 exotic ports of call, and become masters of "everything from celestial navigation to coconut technology"certifiable salty dogs.
So what shivers your timbers? What adventure would be worth 18 months of your life?
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