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Knockdown: The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Deadly


Year: 1999
Language: english
Author: Martin Dugard
Genre: Other
Publisher: Pocket Books
Edition: First Ed.
ISBN: B01F822322
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 269
Description: In the world of blue water, or open ocean, yacht racing, the Sydney to Hobart challenge is considered one of the most treacherous races in the world. Nineteen-ninety-eight proved why. Slammed by a sudden freak storm that unleashed ninety-mile-per-hour winds and waves seven stories tall, twenty-four boats were abandoned at sea as sixty-three sailors fought for their lives. Six would die, including two who would never be found. Here, premier adventure writer Martin Dugard recreates the emotional saga of these windswept sailors -- survivors and victims alike -- shedding fascinating light on this extreme sport

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