Red Sky in Mourning by Tami Oldham Ashcraft
A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

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Picture yourself in a tropical climate, sailing out to sea with your fiancé. Life is perfect; you're young and in love. Then picture everything going horribly wrong. You inadvertently sail into a hurricane, you're injured, and you wake up to find that your loved one is gone. Your boat's motor is shot and your masts have disappeared. Utterly alone, you're weeks from dry land.

Red Sky in Mourning is the story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft's 41-day journey to safety, which she survived through fortitude and sheer strength of character. Interspersed with flashbacks to her romance with her doomed fiancé Richard, this survival story offers an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments we are never truly alone.
 

About Tami Oldham Ashcraft

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Ashcraft grew up in San Diego, CA. She spent much of her teenage years surfing and spending time on the waterfront. Susea McGearhart is a freelance writer and photographer who has been sailing for more than 20 years.
 
Published June 12, 2002 by Hachette Books. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Experienced boaters, Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, had been hired to ferry the four-masted Hazana from Tahiti to the U.S. mainland.

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The title is a paraphrase of the old saying, "Red sky at morning, sailors take warning," but the sky was gray and stormy when the Hazana capsized, throwing Tami Oldham¹s fiance overboard.

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