In 1973, a young South African named Rob Fridjhon was travelling in America, got involved with Russian gangsters and witnessed a murder in Los Angeles, which caused him to flee ? by stealing a yacht. He set off into the Pacific, enduring storms, loneliness, dwindling supplies and a dismasting, before finally crashing the yacht onto a reef in the Fiji islands. But, even there, the law would catch up with him.
Caterpillar Seas is a gripping true story in which Fridjhon relates these dramatic events for the first time. It gives fascinating insights into a dangerous criminal underworld, and describes the perils of the high seas with harrowing precision. This is an astonishing tale of adventure and endurance, crime and its consequences, with an insight into the sea from a highly experienced sailor.