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The Proving Ground : The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart
by G. Bruce Knecht


Overview - On December 26, 1998, 115 sailboats crossed the starting line of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The 630-nautical-mile contest is among the most difficult races in the world, a test of strength and endurance like few others. But no one could have foreseen the tragedy that would befall the competitors, who sailed into a massive storm that tore apart the fleet with hurricane-force winds and eighty-foot waves.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On December 26, 1998, 115 sailboats crossed the starting line of the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The 630-nautical-mile contest is among the most difficult races in the world, a test of strength and endurance like few others. But no one could have foreseen the tragedy that would befall the competitors, who sailed into a massive storm that tore apart the fleet with hurricane-force winds and eighty-foot waves. What began as a race for glory rapidly became a fight for survival. In this gripping insider's account, award-winning writer G. Bruce Knecht focuses on three yachts and their crews, weaving together an extraordinary story with vivid detail, outsized personalities, and high drama. Most importantly, he offers a glimpse into how people with very different backgrounds responded to something bigger than they were--and how it changed them forever. Hailed as -harrowing- by the New York Times, -pulse-pounding- by People Magazine, and -the Perfect Storm of blue-water sailboat racing- by Walter Cronkite, The Proving Ground is a true-to-life adventure tale as thrilling as any work of fiction.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781612181431
  • ISBN-10: 1612181430
  • Publisher: Amazon Encore
  • Publish Date: December 2011
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 5.53 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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