Fountain Lindsey runs a charter boat business on the Florida Gulf coast. His business is good but something craws in Fountain's stomach, something that is a gnawing need to do something better with his life. To sail may be the answer. Not just a Sunday afternoon outing, but a real sail. The weather, people he knows, and good sense tells him to stay in. The boat stored on his dock is too old; he is a fisherman, not a sailor. But the need is established and he has to go. And, if he is going, he is going to make it big. He is going to forget what is sane and proper and go around the world. And he is going all the way on the boat, Fountain's Glory.