Close to the Wind

Close to the Wind

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On November 3, 1996, former Royal Marine Pete Goss embarked on the most grueling competition in his sailing career: the Vendée Globe, a nonstop, single-handed round-the-world yacht race. For the next seven weeks he met every challenge in his stormy path, from combating waves the height of six-story buildings to grappling with his spinnaker in high winds. Then everything began going wrong: His sails were destroyed, his navigation equipment proved useless. And on Christmas Day his radio picked up a Mayday that a French competitor was sinking 160 miles away. Turning into the hurricane-force winds, Goss set out to rescue a near-dead man on a life raft somewhere in the vast wilderness of the merciless southern ocean. How he did it makes this extraordinary tale as amazing as it is thrilling.
Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf Pub., Inc. 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780786707416
0786707410
Branch Call Number: 910 .45 GRO
Characteristics: 273 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps, ;,24 cm

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