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Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“Mundles portrayals of courageous sailors and heroic rescuers fighting for their lives are as vivid as any I have read.”--John Rousmaniere, author, Fastnet, Force 10

“Wet and nonstop action. Thrilling.”--Washington Times

“Harrowing shoreside reading.”--Booklist

“A compelling story, well written and meticulously researched.”--Cruising World

One of the worlds three great ocean sailing competitions, the annual 600-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats against the notoriously rough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea.

The 115 boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998, expected rough weather, but the gale that caught the boats well at sea in the predawn hours of December 27 was anything but routine. The freak, unseasonal storm brought hurricane-strength winds, waves six stories high, and the worst sailing disaster in recent history. Seven boats were abandoned at sea and five sank. Fifty-seven sailors were plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died.

Rob Mundle is a veteran Australian journalist and television reporter as well as a longtime competitive sailor. He has reported on six Americas Cup matches, four Olympics, and numerous other sailing events, and is the author of Ocean Warriors and other books.

Synopsis:

“A compelling story, well written and meticulously researched.”--Cruising World

One of the worlds three great ocean sailing competitions, the annual 600-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats against the notoriously rough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea.

The 115 boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998, expected rough weather, but the gale that caught the boats well at sea in the predawn hours of December 27 was anything but routine. The freak, unseasonal storm brought hurricane-strength winds, waves six stories high, and the worst sailing disaster in recent history. Seven boats were abandoned at sea and five sank. Fifty-seven sailors were plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died.

Synopsis:

Harrowing shoreside reading!"--"Booklist"<P>One of the world's three great ocean sailing competitions, the annual 630-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats against the notoriously rough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea. <P>The 115 boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998 expected rough weather, --but the gale that caught the boats well at sea in the predawn hours of December 27 was anything but routine. The freak, unseasonal storm brought hurricane-strength winds, waves six stories high, and the worst sailing disaster in recent history. Seven boats were abandoned at sea and five sank. Fifty-seven sailors were rescued, plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died. <P>"The famous killer Sydney - Hobart Race has found its chronicler in Rob Mundle. An Australian journalist who was on the scene . . . Mundle's portrayals of courageous sailors and heroic rescuers fighting for their lives are as vivid as any I have read." ----John Rousmaniere, author, "Fastnet: Force 10"

About the Author

Rob Mundle is the managing director of Rob Mundle Promotions Pty Ltd. and writes a weekly column for the Australian. A veteran reporter and television personality, he has also reported on five Americas Cups, three Olympics, and numerous other sailing events. He is the author of Sir James Hardy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071361408
Author:
Mundle, Rob
Publisher:
Libri
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Sailing - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Sydney,race,sailing,Hobart,Fatal Storm,boats,sea,Tasmania,Australia,sailors,Winston Churchill,heroic rescuers fighting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.01x5.47x.86 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages International Marine Publishing - English 9780071361408 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “A compelling story, well written and meticulously researched.”--Cruising World

One of the worlds three great ocean sailing competitions, the annual 600-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats against the notoriously rough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea.

The 115 boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998, expected rough weather, but the gale that caught the boats well at sea in the predawn hours of December 27 was anything but routine. The freak, unseasonal storm brought hurricane-strength winds, waves six stories high, and the worst sailing disaster in recent history. Seven boats were abandoned at sea and five sank. Fifty-seven sailors were plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died.

"Synopsis" by , Harrowing shoreside reading!"--"Booklist"<P>One of the world's three great ocean sailing competitions, the annual 630-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats against the notoriously rough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea. <P>The 115 boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998 expected rough weather, --but the gale that caught the boats well at sea in the predawn hours of December 27 was anything but routine. The freak, unseasonal storm brought hurricane-strength winds, waves six stories high, and the worst sailing disaster in recent history. Seven boats were abandoned at sea and five sank. Fifty-seven sailors were rescued, plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died. <P>"The famous killer Sydney - Hobart Race has found its chronicler in Rob Mundle. An Australian journalist who was on the scene . . . Mundle's portrayals of courageous sailors and heroic rescuers fighting for their lives are as vivid as any I have read." ----John Rousmaniere, author, "Fastnet: Force 10"

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