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Force of Nature. Racing Around the World. A True Story of Courage and Endurance


Year: 2007
Language: english
Author: Knox-Johnston R., Laven K.
Genre: History
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 0718153243
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 187
Description: In 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person ever to sail solo, non-stop round the world. His epic, record-breaking voyage aboard his boat, Suhaili, inspired Ellen Macarthur. In October 2006, at the age of sixty-seven - when most people would be settling in to a well-earned retirement - Sir Robin embarked on another gruelling circumnavigation of the globe. The sea made no allowances for his seniority. Within days of setting off, near-hurricane-strength storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his yacht. Three-quaters of the entire fleet had to turn back."Force of Nature" is Sir Robin's account of his extraordinary return to the ultra-competitive, punishing world of single-handed round-the-world racing. It's a story of courage and astonishing resilience played out against thousands of miles of awesome ocean. Sir Robin's age makes it a unique achievement. It's difficult to overstate the physical and emotional strain to which he subjected himself.

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