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The Proving Ground: The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race
The Proving Ground The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race
Author: G. Bruce Knecht
On December 26, 1998, 115 sailboats set out on the annual race from Sydney to Hobart; only 43 would make it to the Tasmanian city, and six sailors would be dead, the race having turned into the worst modern sailing disaster since the 1979 Fastnet Race. Combining the best elements of The Perfect Storm and Barbarians at the Gate, The Proving Groun...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446611855
ISBN-10: 0446611859
Publication Date: 4/1/2002
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Very interesting story. Shows a different side of some names that you will recognize.
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A sailor's tale of the tragedy at sea when the 600 mile Hobart sailboat race was struck by a cyclone
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It was time for the annual historic Hobert race spanning over 600miles from the Australia to Tasmania. Among the skippers of the 115 yachts was Larry Ellison, one of the worlds richest men. But disaer was on the horizon. In less than twenty four hours a cyclone consumed the fleet.....


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