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Near Death on the High Seas : True Stories of Disaster and Survival
by Cecil Kuhne


Overview - The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit. from "Close to the Wind" by Pete Goss
In "Near Death on the High Seas," Cecil Kuhne collects some of the most terrifying and astounding experiences of sailors confronting the awesome, raw power of the sea. These tales-filled with everyday heroes and survivors-comprise a riveting and often breathtaking collection of extraordinary stories that show the terrible ferocity of the untamable ocean.
Also featuring:
Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon-Tiki"- the historic and celebrated journey of the Kon-Tiki as it journeys across the Pacific.
Steve Callahan's "Adrift"- a solo sailor loses his boat in the Atlantic must survive in a five-foot life raft for 76 days, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear.
Francis Chischester's "'Gipsy Moth' Circles The World"-the stirring story of a one man's solo sail around the globe at age 65.
John Rousmaniere's "Fastnet, Force 10"-in one of the worst sailing tragedies in history, a massive rescue operation takes place amidst sixty-knot winds and forty-foot breaker waves."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307279347
  • ISBN-10: 0307279340
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 433

Series: Vintage Departures

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Books > Travel > Special Interest - Adventure
Books > Sports & Recreation > Sailing - General

 
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