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Race France to France: Leave Antarctica to Starboard: An American in the Vendée Globe, Racing Solo, Non-Stop, Around the World

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"The Vendée Globe is even a greater challenge than climbing Mt. Everest.” …Sen. John Kerry, in U.S. Senate Tribute to Rich Wilson “The Vendée Globe is a race that is almost beyond belief.” …Gary Jobson, ESPN Commentator In 2008-9, Rich Wilson became only the second American to finish the Vendée Globe, deemed the “most grueling and dangerous prolonged competition on the ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published September 7th 2012 by sitesALIVE! (first published August 23rd 2012)
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Doug Haskin
Nov 19, 2012 Doug Haskin rated it really liked it
An amazing story, well told by the author. Not only does he manage to bring home the incredible challenge of this round-the-world race, he also manages to keep the story alive and interesting throughout with details of the planning for, support of, and larger goals of his race program.

If you sail at all, you'll quickly understand why this race is called "Sailing's Mount Everest" (although it's easier to climb Everest these days than it is to sail and complete this race). If you don't sail, you'l
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William Graney
Jul 03, 2014 William Graney rated it liked it
I liked the author a lot as we seem to share a very similar world view and I thought the last 30 or so pages were extremely well done. The only drawback for me was that there were some fairly substantial sections of the book that read like a repair manual. I'll be watching the Vendée Globe race very closely in the future because of this book.
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Enjoyed this book from cover to cover. I have a great respect for everyone who undertakes this race. The author is very understated, but the whole event is high drama, a great sea story, and conditions are unbelievably tough as the entire fleet avoids sea ice and rounds Cape Horn and heads back to France.
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