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Team Spirit

Author : Brendan Hall
ISBN : 9781408158654
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts - and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest. The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident - it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.
Category: Sports & Recreation

179w One Seven Nine West

Author : Andrew Taylor
ISBN : 9781291997286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sunday 30th March 2014. Andrew Taylor, an amateur sailor, taking part in the 9th Clipper round the world yacht race, aboard the 70' ocean racing yacht 'Derry LondonDerry Doire'. Fell overboard during horrific weather conditions and was lost at sea for 1hour and 40minutes in the very middle of the icy cold North Pacific. The crew of the yacht were totally alone in their search and the eventual dramatic recovery of Andrew, who was deeply hypothermic when recovered. This book sets the scene as to how Andrew initially came to be competing in the race, his team's eventful and truly amazing journey yacht racing over 45,000 miles around the world. The epic story of his desperate fight for survival in the North Pacific. Andrew's miraculous, surprising, and almost immediate return to ocean yacht racing. All sales proceeds from this book go to charity, split equally between; The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and The Newmarket Day Centre
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Emma Barrett
ISBN : 9780191645662
Genre : Psychology
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Why do some people risk their lives regularly by placing themselves in extreme and challenging situations? For some, such as astronauts, the extreme environments are part of the job. For others, they involve the thrill and competition of extreme sports, or the achievement of goals such as being the first to reach the South Pole or climb Everest. Whether for sport or employment, all these people have made the personal choice to put themselves in environments in which there is significant risk. What drives such people? And what skills and personality traits enable the best to succeed? What abilities are shared by the successful mountaineer, astronaut, caver, or long-distance solo sailer? And are there lessons the rest of us can learn from them? The psychology of those who have to cope with extreme conditions has been a matter of much research. It is important, for example to those planning manned space programmes or the makeup of teams who will spend months in an isolated or hostile environment such as Antarctica, to understand the psychological pressures involved, and to recognize those best equipped to handle them. In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, and friction between individuals, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they argue that we can all benefit from the insights gained.
Category: Psychology

Into The Storm

Author : Dennis N. T. Perkins
ISBN : 9780814431986
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 wave.
Category: Business & Economics

Against The Flow

Author : Dee Caffari
ISBN : 9781408198926
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'An incredibly moving and inspirational book' Boat Mart In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round the world against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is an adventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming sleep deprivation, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves and cyclones. It is also about a woman who stepped outside her safe zone and dared to dream. Her courage resulted in a place in the history books alongside a handful of men, having achieved something truly extraordinary. More people have walked on the moon than have successfully completed a westabout circumnavigation, and in this inspirational book Dee shares the story of her journey from beginner to record breaker. A new chapter for this paperback edition recounts Dee's experiences since her Record and her preparations for the Vendee Globe Race. 'We can do more than we think we can. We just have to dare to dream.' Dee Caffari 'Dee has inspired the imagination of a worldwide audience. She has joined only four men who have achieved this feat. Other women may follow, but she will always remain the first.' Sir Chay Blyth
Category: Sports & Recreation

Start To Win

Author : Eric Twiname
ISBN : 9781472901514
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 82.36 MB
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Start to Win is Eric Twiname's sailing classic. Out of print for over 20 years, it has nevertheless retained its position as the book on simple racing principles. Considered unequalled by its many fans, it is the only book that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner. By the same author as The Rules Book, Start to Win will be welcomed back by its many followers, and read for the first time by many more. With an updated section on the Racing Rules, this classic is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come. 'An extraordinarily valuable book...Twiname manages to remove the mystique from the art of winning' Yachting World 'One of the best books on tactics' Yachting & Boating 'A first class book for the racing dinghy helmsman' Yachts and Yachting
Category: Transportation

Blue Water Green Skipper

Author : Stuart Woods
ISBN : 9781101599280
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stuart Woods had never owned more than a dinghy before setting out on one of the world’s most demanding sea voyages, navigating single-handedly across the Atlantic. How, at the age of thirty-seven, did this self-proclaimed novice go from small ponds to the big sea? Now with a new afterword that looks back at how one transatlantic race changed his life, Woods takes readers on a spectacular journey not just of traveling across the world, but of being tried in fire, learning by accepting challenges, appreciating the beauty of the open water, and living to tell about it.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Key Concepts In Military Ethics

Author : Deane-Peter Baker
ISBN : 9781742242132
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Can war be morally justified? What is the philosophy behind armed conflict? How do you conduct an ethical war? And what guides military action as the nature of conflict changes over time? Based on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designed for both military personnel and non-specialists across the globe, Key Concepts in Military Ethics is structured as a series of ‘mini-chapters’ that cover a huge range of topics and issues: moral dilemmas, military and civilian interactions, freedom of the press, peacekeeping, terrorism, and humanitarian intervention. Written by a team of academic experts, many with military experience, the book contains scenarios and case studies, including the Gulf War, the Falklands War, ‘Ground Zero’ in New York City and more conventional theatres of war through history, as well as cyber-terrorism, the role of military contractors and unmanned weapons systems.
Category: Technology & Engineering

A Genius At His Trade

Author : Stan Grayson
ISBN : 0884485986
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life and work of the 20th century's most versatile yacht designer. Big duotone volume, as beautiful as the boats it presents. Classic marine photography from the collections of Morris Rosenfeld, Norman Fortier, and Beken of Cowes. First time in paperback.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Global Challenge

Author : Humphrey Walters
ISBN : 1857763858
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation