Preview: Oregon’s ‘Pacific Lady’ and a Friendship Forged at Sea

June 21, 2023

Sandy Lam Sandy Lam

This is the amazing story of Sharon Sites Adams. Shortly after learning how to sail in her mid-thirties, Sharon became the first woman to sail across the Pacific alone. First, she sailed single-handed from California to Hawaii in a 25′ folkboat, SEA SHARP in 1965. Four years later, she singlehanded from Japan to California in a Mariner 31, SEA SHARP II, and made landfall 45 minutes after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon in 1969.

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Look for Sharon’s memoir, Pacific Lady, in your local bookstore or online.

Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo across the World's Largest Ocean (Outdoor Lives): Adams, Sharon Sites, Coates, Karen, Reeves, Randall: 9780803211384: Books

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