Steven (born 1952) is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor. And in 1981, he survived 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft.
After he had a successful trip across the Atlantic solo in his 21.33 feet sloop. Steven started his trip home in January of 1981. And while on the trip home his boat was surrounded by a storm one evening, but this didn't worry him. However a hole a whale or shark had put into his boat's hull that had happened in the middle of the night, that did worry him.
And as the boat sank, Steven repeatedly made trips back into the sinking trip, to grab survival gear. And once he had enough food and water to last him for days, he climbed into his 6-foot circular raft. (at this moment he was adrift, 800 miles West of the Canaries and heading farther from them at every moment.)
While he was stranded he fished with a spear gun and collected water with a solar still. And on his 14th day adrift he signaled to a passing ship, but it just kept going.
After a month adrift he drifted out of the shipping lanes. And by day 50 he was covered by sores from the saltwater, was struggling with dehydration from the tropical waters, and trying to patch a hole in his raft.
Steven was exhausted and lost 1/3 of his body weight when he finally spotted some fishermen off the coast of Guadeloupe as birds and fish circled his raft, foraging the fish guts he tossed back into the sea.
This was the end of his 76 days lost at sea.
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