About a Village Boy

About a Village Boy : A Memoir

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Chris 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 10mm | 254g
  • Troubador Publishing
  • Matador
  • Market Harborough, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783064846
  • 9781783064847

About Chris Dunning

Chris Dunning overcame the after-effects of polio to win some of the world's biggest ocean racing competitions.show more