12-year-old Boreas has to go on a round-the-world trip with his parents. On a sailboat. Reluctant at first - spending years on a ship with your parents? - Boreas ends up in adventure after adventure: man overboard, climbing up the mast at sea, but also an midnight encounter with a young refugee from the Sudan, and a hair raising tractor race. It makes this a book for all adventurers - whether they can sail or not.