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

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

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 2 x 8pp col
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Autobiography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780747259381

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