Sailing with the Arabs

By Alan Villiers., published November 1961


Account of a five day voyage in a small type of single-masted dhow called a zaroook from Aden, Yemen to Jazan, Saudi Arabia, in 1938It describes how the trip was arranged and includes comments about the Nakhoda (skipper), his crew and the primitive conditions under which they sailed. Also a short technical description of the vessel and its rigging. . This was the first of several voyages made in various dhows in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, described in the book Sons of Sinbad, New York, 1940.

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Filed under: Interwar | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Manpower & Life at Sea | Miscellaneous | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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