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    Fatal Storm: The 54th Sydney to Hobart Race (Paperback) By (author) Rob Mundle

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    DescriptionThe Sydney to Hobart yacht race is 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. Telling this story of challenge and survival, this book details the history of the race, the excitement of the start and the thrill of competition. It contains extensive interviews with officials, crews, survivors and rescue service personnel."


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    Title
    Fatal Storm
    Subtitle
    The 54th Sydney to Hobart Race
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Mundle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Weight: 378 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780713667509
    ISBN 10: 0713667508
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSP, 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: BTP, WSSN3
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000, BIO000000
    LC classification: GV832
    DC21: 797.140994
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, DNXP
    Illustrations note
    75 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    31 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rob Mundle, one of Australia's leading journalists and yachtsmen has covered the Sydney-Hobart race 30 times and has competed on 3 occasions. He 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 officials, crews, survivors and rescue service personnel, he relates like no other the calamity and triumph of the 1998 blue water classic.
    Review quote
    'Mundle's portrayals of courageous sailors and heroic rescuers fighting for their lives are as vivid as any I have read.' John Rousmaniere, author of Fastnet, Force 10; 'If you have any interest in ocean sailing, or cruise out of sight of land yourself, then this cautionary tale should be a must-read' Cruising; 'An excellent and thought provoking book' Sailing & Boating News