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Left for Dead: Surviving the Deadliest Storm in Modern Sailing History


Year: 2007
Language: english
Author: NICK WARD
Genre: History
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 978-1-59691-930-3
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: depends upon the screen resolution
Description: In August of 1979, Nick Ward began the 600-mile course of the UK's Fastnet Race with perfect weather. Within 48 hours, the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing had blasted through the Irish Sea. By the time it had passed, it had thrown one of the world's most prestigious races into bedlam and taken the lives of fifteen sailors. Ward's boat, Grimalkin, was capsized again and again, and the skipper lost overboard; after hours of struggle, three of the crew fled the boat for the liferaft. Nick and his crewmate Gerry, both injured, unconscious, and presumed dead, were abandoned on the beleaguered yacht. Gerry died a few hours later, and Nick was left alone to face down a storm that has become legendary among sailors and racing fans alike…
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