Close to the Wind: An Extraordinary Story of Triumph Over Adversity

by Pete Goss

Paperback, 2000

Status

Available

Call number

796

Collection

Publication

Da Capo Press (2000), Edition: First PB Edition, 288 pages

Description

Pete Goss became a national and international hero when he rescued French yachtsman Raphael Dinelli as his boat sank beneath him in the round-the-world single-handed sailing race, the Vendee Globe, on Christmas Day 1996. In doing so Pete scuppered his own chances in the race but was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by France's president and made a friend for life in Dinelli. Close to the Wind is his own story of the race and its dramas, his revolutionary boat, Aqua Quorum, his thoughts and emotions during four months of solitude at sea, the extraordinary surgery that he had to perform on his own elbow and the aftermath of the rescue in the Southern Ocean.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

288 p.; 9 inches

ISBN

9780786707416
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