This is the true story of a voyage, a voyage around the world. However, the tale is much more than you might expect. There are tropical beaches, exotic countries, fascinating people, nights at sea filled with the most brilliant stars one could ever see, and of course sailing stories. Yet there is more because this book is also about what happened to four friends so far away in the Indian Ocean who were sailing on the sailboat Quest and the deadly Somali pirate attack. It seems the press will never let a good story stand in the way of truth as with publicized stories, magazine articles, obscure books and television broadcasts about the Quest incident. The sailboat Quest was part of a group of sailboats on an ill-fated sailing Rally crossing the Indian Ocean in February 2011. That year, 2011, saw the greatest number of Somali pirate attacks in history on ships and shipping in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Unfortunately, this group of sailboats became part of the statistics. The Quest incident changed history as well as the mentality of sailing around the world on one’s own sailboat. Sailing around the world is a challenge that is incomparable to any endeavor one can think of on Earth. Obviously there are shorter, more intense and difficult ways to challenge the very being of a person. Yet, to sail so far away from land, support, help and comfort as well as to sail for such long periods of time, very few events can equal ocean sailing on this planet. Space travel would definitely suit many long distance sailors for these same reasons. The sailboat Quest joined the Rally in Thailand and its' crewmembers were subsequently captured and killed by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. This incredible story is one that needs to be told by a member of that sailing Rally.