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Into The Storm

Author : Dennis Perkins
ISBN : 9780814431603
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winner of the Small Business Book Awards from Small Business Trends 2013 The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is among the most demanding sailing competitions in the world. Unpredictable seas make the 628-nautical-mile course grueling under the best conditions, but the 1998 race proved to be the most perilous to date when a sudden and violent storm struck. Winds gusted over 100 mph and monstrous 80-foot waves towered over boat masts. Six sailors perished and another 55 were saved in what became the largest search and rescue operation in Australia's history. In the face of turmoil and tragedy, a crew of "amateur" sailors piloted their tiny vessel, the AFR Midnight Rambler, not only to the finish but to overall victory. While bigger, better-equipped yachts attempted to maneuver around the storm, Ed Psaltis and his crew made the daring decision to head directly into its path. Their triumph--perhaps even their survival--owes itself to an extraordinary level of teamwork: an alchemy of cooperation, trust, planning, and execution. Into the Storm chronicles their nearly four-day ordeal and draws parallels to the world of business, revealing 10 critical strategies for teamwork at the edge. Illustrated with examples from the story and compelling case studies, the book sheds light on what teams need to do to succeed in tough times. Finally, Into the Storm provides resources and tools to support teams as they navigate the chaotic seas of business today.
Category: Business & Economics

Sunk Without Trace

Author : Paul Gelder
ISBN : 9781408112007
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gripping true stories of yachting disasters by the bestselling author of Total Loss.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author : Larry Pardey
ISBN : 1929214871
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them; Lessons from Cape Horn, An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake, Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud, Adding Rudder Protection Stops. Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cilin Ii A Solo Sailing Odyssey

Author : Edgar D. Whitcomb
ISBN : 9781456768072
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In 1986, seventy-one-year-old Edgar Whitcomb faced a crossroads in his life; he needed a new direction. That venture became an epic journey, as this retired Indiana governor embarked on what would be a solo, 30,000-mile, six-year sailing trip. With virtually no previous sailing experience, he and his thirty-foot sailboat, the CILIN II, traveled around the world. In this travel memoir, a chronicle filled with danger and adventure, Whitcomb narrates the details of his exploits on the seas and in ports from Greece, to the Canary Islands, Antigua, Panama, Australia, and many points in between. He describes what can happen to a sailboat in distress and the consequences when a boat runs aground or is snagged in a fishing net. A story of the joys and frustrations of sailing, Cilin II: A Solo Sailing Odyssey recounts one man's realization of a dream and demonstrates his courage, endurance, and the lessons learned from meeting new people, seeing new places, and experiencing new ideas. It's a story about a thirst for excitement and world exploration that both begins and ends in the hills of southern Indiana"--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

To Koritsaki Me Ta Spirta

Author : Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN : 9600407274
Genre : Children's literature, Danish
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Category: Children's literature, Danish


Author : Euripides
ISBN : OCLC:720088944
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