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    DescriptionChris Dunning overcame the after-effects of polio to win some of the world's biggest ocean racing competitions, including captaining the British Admiral Cup team to victory in 1977. Throughout his life, Chris has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune while literally sailing through a sea of troubles, all of which is captured perfectly in About A Village Boy. From the rural innocence of the post-war British countryside to the greed and corruption of the 1980s, with thrilling anecdotes of sailing horrors and heroics, this book contains first-hand accounts of the devastating storm that hit the Fastnet race of 1979, but also the brilliant Admiral's Cup victory two years earlier. It is also a personal tale of how Chris lost his mother at a young age and contracted polio in his teens. His passion for life saw him not only succeed in sailing, but also in the business world. He grew one of the leading shopfitting businesses in the country, only to see it crumble before his eyes.

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    About a Village Boy
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Dunning
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781783064847
    ISBN 10: 1783064846

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000, SPO036000
    DC23: 797.124092
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, DNBS1
    Troubador Publishing
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    28 November 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Market Harborough
    Author Information
    Chris Dunning overcame the after-effects of polio to win some of the world's biggest ocean racing competitions.