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    Fatal Storm (Paperback) By (author) Rob Mundle


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    DescriptionThe Sydney to Hobart yacht race has become established as one of the world's major sporting events. In 1998 it became one of the world's major sporting disasters. Six sailors tragically perished, countless others suffered injuries and numerous yachts sank or were badly damaged. The subsequent search and rescue operation was one of the most phenomenally accomplished peacetime efforts the world has ever seen. Rob Mundle, one of Australia's leading journalists and yachtsmen, tells this story of challenge and survival with compassion, vigour and understanding. He details the history of the race, the excitement of the start and the thrill of competition, and from his extensive interviews with officals, crews, survivors and rescue service personnel he relates like no other the calamity and triumph of the 1998 blue water classic. This is a tale of high adventure, of fascination with and fear of the sea, and of the emotions of the families of the competitors as well as the competitors themselves; the dreadful situations when faced with fatalities, and the feelings of utter helpless when it came to saving others. It is a salute to the rescuers, and a tribute to those who died.

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    Fatal Storm
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Mundle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780713661682
    ISBN 10: 0713661682

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 797.140994
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, portraits
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    31 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rob Mundle is an experienced journalist, television presenter and yachtsman. He has covered the Sydney-Hobart Race 30 times and competed on three occasions. He has also reported on five America's Cup races, three Olymypics and numerous other events. He is widely recognised today as a leading media authority on sailing.
    Review quote
    'A riveting and harrowing story of the storm which devastated a sporting nation.' Ray Kershler, Daily Telegraph