Sailing Solo: The Legendary Sailors and the Great Races Nic Compton

ISBN: 0639785802631

Published: May 2nd 2003

Hardcover

192 pages


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Sailing Solo: The Legendary Sailors and the Great Races  by  Nic Compton

Sailing Solo: The Legendary Sailors and the Great Races by Nic Compton
May 2nd 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 0639785802631 | 8.68 Mb

A lavish, full-color chronicle of the most grueling single-handed yacht races in the worldEver since Joshua Slocum circumnavigated the globe in 1895-98, sailors have dreamed of taking to the high seas alone. Many have devoted their lives to theMoreA lavish, full-color chronicle of the most grueling single-handed yacht races in the worldEver since Joshua Slocum circumnavigated the globe in 1895-98, sailors have dreamed of taking to the high seas alone.

Many have devoted their lives to the dream- some have given their lives.With gorgeous, full-color photography and dramatic prose, Sailing Solo pays homage to the worlds greatest sailors as it explores every major single-handed race, from the pioneering Ostar to the grueling Figaro, to the ultimate of all solo competitions, the Vendee Globe, in which sailors surf down40-foot waves at speeds in excess of 20knots, thousands of miles from any help.Single-handed racing has never been more popular.

As many as 200,000 people braved winter weather to witness Ellen Macarthurs completion of the Vendee Globe in 2001.The author, a veteran single hander, traces the history of each race, introducing the skippers and the incredible boats they fly solo--offering readers a unique and awe inspiring glimpse into what makes sailors tackle that ultimate of all challenges: sailing alone.



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