Uphill All the Way: A Crew Member's Inside Story of the Bt Global Challenge

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Called 'the world's toughest yacht race', the BT Global Challenge lived up to its name in every respect. Sailing 30,000 miles around the world 'the wrong way', the crews braved icebergs, snowstorms and hurricane force winds. Yet the fourteen identical yachts taking part were crewed by amateurs, many with little or no previous sailing experience.

Alan Sears tells what led him to the challenge, and how he overcame his personal doubts and fears to take on the adventure of a ...

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Overview

Called 'the world's toughest yacht race', the BT Global Challenge lived up to its name in every respect. Sailing 30,000 miles around the world 'the wrong way', the crews braved icebergs, snowstorms and hurricane force winds. Yet the fourteen identical yachts taking part were crewed by amateurs, many with little or no previous sailing experience.

Alan Sears tells what led him to the challenge, and how he overcame his personal doubts and fears to take on the adventure of a lifetime. From the early days of training, to the gruelling routine as the race gets under way and the crew adjust to life on board, the awesome sights of the Southern Ocean, and the rapturous return home nine months later, this is one man's vivid account of what it was really like.

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Editorial Reviews

Sail Magazine
Uphill All the Way is a must-read for anyone considering applying for the Challenge 2000; others should read it with caution. It might well make you pick up the phone, call the Challenge office (as Sears did), and say, "Hello, I want to sail around the world.
The Ensign
This book, besides being an interesting read, gives good problem-solving tips and ideas. It is an invaluable source for anyone considering joining such a racing group.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574090536
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/11/1998
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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