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ISBN: 1908271094
Author: Barry Pickthall
Language: English
Publisher: Endeavour (November 1, 2011)
Pages: 176
Category: Water Sports
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.1
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Size Fb2: 1276 kb
Size ePub: 1878 kb
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Sailing Legends book. Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race

Sailing Legends book. Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race. Begun in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, its evolution into the fully professional Volvo Ocean Race of today is a fascinating story littered with colourful characters and anecdotes and filled with dramatic photography. Sailing Leg Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race.

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The Volvo Race's Storied Past. By Bob Fisher & Barry Pickthall

The Volvo Race's Storied Past. For those wondering about all that talk of the good old days in the Volvo Ocean Race, there could be no better primer than the recently published Sailing Legends: Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race 1973-2009, by veteran sailing journalists Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall. The book serves as a comprehensive guide to how the VOR evolved from a bunch of amateur sailors with sextants racing aboard all manner of different boat types to the refined spectacle it is today. By Bob Fisher & Barry Pickthall.

Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race

Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race. Sailing Legends is, quite simply, the definitive history of ocean racing.

A book that details the complete history of the Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race from 1973 to 2009. A mix of triumph and tragedy, hardship and pleasure - the ultimate sailing challenge that has attracted the best in the world.

Sailing journalists, Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall have been there for every race from the first in 1973 and . The book also lists every crewmember to have taken part.

Sailing journalists, Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall have been there for every race from the first in 1973 and collate the anecdotes, highlight all the major stories, and provide biographies of sailing’s greatest names from the first handicap and line honour winners, Ramon Carlin and Sir Chay Blyth, to double winner Conny van Rietschoten, French legend Eric Tabarly, those great New Zealand. rivals Sir Peter Blake and Grant Dalton, through to the latter day Volvo race winners. Sailing Legends – The Story Of The World’s Greatest Ocean Race By Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall – Endeavour Books – £40 + p&p.

Sailing Legends: Volvo Ocean Race. For the uninitiated, the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), which takes place every four years, covers roughly 32,000 nautical miles and lasts almost 10 months. The VOR is grueling, nonstop sailing, and only the world's best even consider the possibility of entering the race.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a triennial sailing event that sees seven teams battle it out on the world's oceans for nine . It used to be an ocean voyage, says Barry Pickthall, author of Sailing Legends: Volvo Ocean Race. Now, it’s an ocean sprint.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a triennial sailing event that sees seven teams battle it out on the world's oceans for nine months. Today, the race is a professional machine, with millions of corporate dollars pumped into it. The course length has nearly doubled and teams sail identical 12,500 kilogram carbon yachts. With on-board reporters documenting each day, fans can practically live stream the race through social media.

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The story of the Whitbread Round the World Race, now Volvo Ocean Race, from the first race .

The story of the Whitbread Round the World Race, now Volvo Ocean Race, from the first race in 1973 to the 2008/09 race. Fisher and Pickthall have been there since the beginning, and they relate the anecdotes, portray the sailors, including many of sailing’s greats like Eric Tabarly, Peter Blake and Grant Dalton, and they detail the amazing advances in design and construction that have lead to today’s state-of-the-art racing yacht. Many full-colour action photographs. Sailing Legends quantity.

Sailing Legends recounts the stories and heroes of the longest running ocean race. Begun in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, its evolution into the fully professional Volvo Ocean Race of today is a fascinating story littered with colourful characters and anecdotes and filled with dramatic photography. Blake, van Rietschoten, Tabarly, Cayard, Grael... Sailing Legends is, quite simply, the definitive history of ocean racing.

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