PDF NEW Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing ¾ John Rousmaniere

Ervices It depicts the heroic efforts of both "yachtsmen and rescue service crew in this unusually strong gale in the western approaches between Ireland and Great "and rescue service crew in this unusually strong gale in the western approaches between Ireland and Great Makes one think twice to set out in bad forecasts And I m a sailor having done the fastnet race This is a definitive sailing book The definitive. In August 1979 303 yachts began the 600 mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back It began in fine weather then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal A "Force 10 Sixty Knot Storm Swept Across The North Atlantic "10 sixty knot storm swept across the North Atlantic a speed that confounded forecasters slamming into the fleet with epic fury For twenty hours 2500 men and women were smashed by forty foot breaking waves while rescue helicopters and ifeboats struggled to save them By the time the race was over fifteen people had died twenty four crews had abandoned ship five yachts had sunk 136 sailors had been rescued and only 85 boats had finished the race John Rousmaniere was there and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can a new introduction by the author. I knew a bit about this Fastnet race as I was in Dun East at the time but this book was fascinating I went back to it several times to check out various details This book has to be one of the best of its type Immaculately accurate it conveys in no small measure the absolutely horrifying conditions that the compe. In August 1979 303 yachts began the 600 mile Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back It began in fine weather then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal "A Force 10 sixty knot storm swept across the North Atlantic "Force 10 sixty knot storm swept across the North Atlantic a SPEED THAT CONFOUNDED FORECASTERS SLAMMING INTO that confounded forecasters Slamming Into Fleet With Epic Fury For into fleet with epic fury For hours 2500 men and women were smashed by forty foot breaking waves while rescue helicopters and ifeboats struggled to save them By the time the race was over fifteen people had died twenty four crews had abandoned ship five yachts had sunk 136 sailors had been rescued and only 85 boats had finished the race John Rousmaniere was there and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can With a new introduction by the author.

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Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern SailingTitors in the Fastnet of that fateful year had to contend with There can be no doubt Great book about a terrible event As a sailor I was aware of what was happening at the time and Later Sailed With Some Of The Survivors sailed with some of the survivors book with great description of individual yachts experiences "as well as rescue In August 1979 303 yachts began the 600 mile Fastnet Race from the "well as rescue In August 1979 303 yachts began the 600 mile Fastnet Race from the of Wight off the southwest coast of England to Fastnet Rock off the Irish coast and back It began in fine weather then suddenly became a terrifying ordeal A Force 10 sixty knot storm swept across the North Atlantic with a speed that confounded forecasters slamming into the fleet with epic fury For twenty hours 2500 men and women were smashed by forty foot breaking waves while rescue helicopters and The Strathmore Club lifeboats struggled to save them By the time the race was over fifteen people had died twenty four crews had abandoned ship five yachts had sunk 136 sailors had been rescued and only 85 boats had finished the race John Rousmaniere was there and he tells the tragic story of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting as only one who has sailed through the teeth of a killer storm can With a new introduction by the author.

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