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Close to the Wind: An Extraordinary Story of Triumph Over Adversity
Close to the Wind: An Extraordinary Story of Triumph Over Adversity Pete Goss 0786707410 9780786707416 On November 3, 1996, former Royal Marine Pete Goss embarked on the most grueling competition in his sailing career: the Vendee
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Close to the Wind: An Extraordinary Story of Triumph Over Adversity by Pete Goss

On November 3, 1996, former Royal Marine Pete Goss embarked on the most grueling competition in his sailing career: the Vendee Globe, a nonstop, single-handed round-the-world yacht race. For the next seven weeks he met every challenge in his stormy path, from combating waves the height of six-story buildings to grappling with his spinnaker in high winds. Then everything began going wrong: His sails were destroyed, his navigation equipment proved useless. And on Christmas Day his radio picked up a Mayday that a French competitor was sinking 160 miles away. Turning into the hurricane-force winds, Goss set out to rescue a near-dead man on a life raft somewhere in the vast wilderness of the merciless southern ocean. How he did it makes his gripping tale as heroic as it is thrilling. Book jacket.

Author: Pete Goss

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 299

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2000-05-09

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ISBN: 0786707410


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