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Fastnet Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing

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It began in fine weather, then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, sixty-knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters, slamming into the fleet with epic fury. For twenty hours, 2,500 men and women were smashed by forty-foot breaking waves, while rescue helicopters and lifeboats struggled to save them. By the time the race was over, fifteen people had died, twenty-four crews had abandoned ship, five yachts had sunk, 136 sailors had been rescued, and only 85 boats had finished the race. John Rousmaniere was there, and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can. With a new introduction by the author.

Synopsis:

In August 1979, 303 yachts began the 600-mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-280) and index.

About the Author

John Rousmaniere has sailed in over 35,000 miles of offshore voyaging and racing. He crewed on the 48-foot Toscana in the fateful Fastnet Race of 1979.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308655
Author:
Rousmaniere, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Yacht racing
Subject:
Racing
Subject:
Yachts
Subject:
Fastnet Yacht Race.
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Yachts - Racing
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New Edition
Series Volume:
82-18
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 0.885 lb

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