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Spanish Castle to White Night

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Eighty-eight men set off from beneath the ramparts of Alicante's Castle of Santa Barbara, but only 36 would journey the full 37,000 miles to finish in the White Nights of St Petersburg. Japan's Black Tide, brutal weather, injuries and even the credit crunch all took their toll. This is the story of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, ripping and roaring through seven seas - fr ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 19th 2009 by Dakini Media (first published October 1st 2009)
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Gary
Nov 28, 2011 Gary rated it it was amazing
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This book has to be the best inside view of what it's like to do the toughest race in the world.Mark's book takes you onboard each boat and gives you a blow by blow account of how the crew reacted to each situation that was thrown at them from major equipment failures to a major boat refit & turn around,to running aground right at the start of the leg.
It's so descriptive that you just may be able to feel the boats lurch up 20 ft waves and get knocked around by 40-50 kt winds.I think this is
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Peter McCambridge
Jan 11, 2012 Peter McCambridge rated it did not like it
I had high hopes but ultimately it doesn't get close to being as good as a good Esquire article. I think maybe that's the problem. Aside from the dodgy punctuation (although the writing seemed to get better as the book went on), the detail seemed to bog the book down and the reader quickly loses track of who's who and who had what problem when. But two stars sums it up: it was OK but it could have been better (and presumably it is better with the pictures).
Karis North
Jul 22, 2012 Karis North rated it it was ok
Super technical and not in depth enough. But a nice idea.
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I’m Mark Chisnell and I write the kind of stories that will keep you turning the pages till you’re done, and still thinking about them long after that. This is the home of the Kindle-chart-topping Janac’s Games thrillers, and the Burn series featuring Vermont backcountry girl and wannabe-investigative journalist, Sa
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