Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race
Fatal Storm The Inside Story of the Tragic SydneyHobart Race Author:Rob Mundle "Harrowing shoreside reading."Booklist "Should be required reading for all ocean sailors."Library Journal The first book to recount the disastrous events of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race, Fatal Storm is sure to be a popular paperback selection. Rob Mundle takes readers through every white-knuckli... more »ng hour of the gale that descended in the predawn hours of December 27, stretching over 900 miles from Australia to New Zealand, bringing with it hurricane strength winds and five-story waves. In all, 57 sailors were rescued, plucked from the decks of broken boats or from the sea itself under impossible conditions. Six sailors died. A Sydney-Hobart Race veteran himself, Rob Mundle had total and unequaled access to the people behind the story. The result is a tale of extreme adventure, extraordinary will, and the overwhelming emotional tales of survivors, rescuers, and the bereaved.« less
A harrowing sea story if ever there was one! A horrific storm swallows up a number of sailboats, leaves 57 people stranded in the ocean and outright kills six others. An even more interesting part of the tale is the psychology of those involved in the disaster. What helps one person to live while another gives up? A survival/adventure story of the best kind.