What a great book! This real-life story captures both the exhiliration and desolation of life on the open waters of the high seas. I listened to this book straight through while traveling across the country and was captured by its vivid depictions every second of the trip
Godforsaken Sea is the hair-raising account of the world's most demanding and dangerous sailing race: around the world, one sailor, one boat, no stops, no assistance.
This is the story of the 1996-1997 Vendee Globe, a grueling four month circumnavigation of the globe in the most dangerous of all waters, the Southern Ocean. Through the eyes and experiences of the fourteen men and two women who began the race, author Derick Lundy harnesses the hurricane-force winds, the six-story waves, the icebergs, and the deafening noise in an effort to expose the spirit of the men and women who push themselves to the outer limits of human endeavor-even if it means never returning home.