Fatal Storm

Fatal Storm

by Rob Mundle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460750995
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 856,747
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rob Mundle OAM is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive sailor whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather, who was the master of square-riggers. Rob has spent a lifetime combining his passions for sailing and writing. He has written thirteen books - including the international bestseller FATAL STORM - reported on more than 40 Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events. He is the winner of many sailing championships and has been a competitor in local and international contests.

Table of Contents

Foreword     x
Preface     xii
Acknowledgments     xiv
Introduction to the 2007 Edition   John Rousmaniere     xv
Map     xxii
Part 1
Are You Doing the Hobart This Year?     3
History of the Great Race     21
The Anticipation     40
Sailing into a Brick Wall     57
The Cauldron Begins to Boil     73
Part 2
Destined for Disaster     93
AMSA     107
HMAS Newcastle     114
Winston Churchill, Part 1     118
Kingurra     125
Midnight Special     135
Sword of Orion     145
B-52     163
Miintinta     175
Business Post Naiad     182
Solo Globe Challenger     198
Winston Churchill, Part 2     208
Part 3
Racing to the Finish     229
Epilogue     238
Honor Roil     240
Publisher's Afterword     246
About the Author     250

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Fatal Storm 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the wife of a sailor/racer, it was a must read. Although you know the ending before you start, it is still a riveting book and very well written. Unlike a lot of tragedies, this one has eyewitness accounts of the event which makes it superbly accurate and very emotional. You don't have to be a sailor to understand or enjoy the suspense. My sister was with me every inch of the book asking me every half hour, 'What's happening now.'
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