Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters

Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters

Derek Lundy

"The most sensible ebook ever written concerning the terrifying enterprise of single-handed sailing--.  Lundy tells a harrowing story, as tight and gripping as The ideal Storm or Into skinny Air."--San Francisco Chronicle

A chilling account of the world's most threatening crusing race, the Vendée Globe, Godforsaken Sea is without delay a hair-raising experience tale, a sleek evocation of the crusing existence, and a considerate meditation on risk and people who search it.

This is the tale of the 1996-1997 Vendée Globe, a solo crusing race that binds its opponents to only a number of, cruelly basic principles: around the globe from France when it comes to Antarctica, no aid, no preventing, one boat, one sailor. the vast majority of the race happens within the Southern Ocean, the place icebergs and gale-force winds are a relentless hazard, and the waves construct to just about unbelievable heights.  As writer Derek Lundy places it: "try to imagine a endless sequence of 5- or six-story structures relocating towards you at approximately 40 miles an hour."

The studies of the racers exhibit the spirit of the boys and girls who push themselves to the bounds of human endeavor--even if it capability by no means returning home.  You'll meet the gallant Brit who beats miles again in the course of the worst seas to save lots of a fellow racer, the crusing veteran who lightly smokes cigarette after cigarette as his boat capsizes, and the Canadian who, hours earlier than he disappears perpetually, dispatches this message: "If you drag issues out too lengthy right here, you are certain to come to grief."

Derek Lundy elevates the tale of 1 race into an appreciation of these thrill-seekers who embrace the main heroic and whimsical facets of the human .

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