Fighting Finish: The Volvo Ocean Race: Round the World 2001-2002

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Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here...
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Norwich, VT, U.S.A. 2002 Hard Cover New in New jacket Oblong. Fighting Finish lays bare the inside story of the toughtest fully crewed around-the-world race. It give the feel of ... not only the adventure of racing around the world, but also highlights the hard-driving crew's obsession to win at almost any costs. color photos 176pp. Read more Show Less

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Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here in full detail, combining images from the world’s foremost sailing photographers with colorful writing about the history of the race and the ambitious, adventurous competitors.
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Los Angeles Daily News
"Gets the reader to care about the sailors who suffer under everyday hardship, who sacrifice for the team . . . Superb photography."— Los Angeles Daily News
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
A clearly written, stunningly photographed recounting. . . . Jobson's lucid writing conveys the drama of the race, but it is the photographs and crew e-mails that put the book over the top.— Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Sailing Magazine
Through eye-popping photos and breathy commentary, this stylish book takes the reader through the 10-month race.— Sailing Magazine
The Palm Beach Post
A beautiful coffee-table book. . . . The photographs are wonderful.— The Palm Beach Post
Offshore magazine
Masterfully created. . . . Vivid color photographs bring the race, and all its glories and defeats, to life.— Offshore magazine
London The Times, London
A beautifully presented history.— The Times, London
California's Boating Newspaper The Log, California's Boating Newspaper
Full bodied and strong. . . . Goes deep inside the turmoil, drama, and sheer obsession of the individuals and the teams in this fierce contest.— The Log, California's Boating Newspaper
Sailing World
A must-have for race fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965925877
  • Publisher: Nomad Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Gary Jobson has raced and won many international sailing championships, including the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977 and the infamous Fastnet Race. He is the author of An America's Cup Treasury and Sailing Fundamentals and is editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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