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The Race: Extreme Sailing and Its Ultimate Event: Nonstop, Round-The-World, No Holds Barred
An invigorating behind-the-scenes look at the world of extreme sailing, The Race is also a taut, engrossing account of the first running of the competition called The Race, which began on December 31, 2000, in Barcelona and ended sixty-two days later in Marseilles. The most intense event of its kind -- a nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in the fastest boats ever built ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Mariner Books
(first published January 1st 2002)
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This is a book that looks at the history of sailing around the world races, mostly single-handed racing before describing in great detail the story of The Race - a team round the world race with no limits on boat design or course taken (other than the boat must round all three capes - Hope, Leeuwin, and Horn). A really fun adventure book!
I loved this book--pretty much read it out loud to my family and then insisted that they read it too. It's an account of the first non-stop round the world unrestricted multihull race which is placed in context by a history of round the world sailing. If you like this sort of adventure writing--a la Into Thin Air or Godforsaken Sea then this one is a must.