Left For Dead

30 Years On - The Race is Finally Over
Adlard Coles Nautical (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 4. Oktober 2018
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  • 320 Seiten
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978-1-4729-6824-1 (ISBN)
The second edition of the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year is updated with a new chapter describing Nick's eventual completion of the Fastnet Race thirty years after his first, ill-fated attempt.

The world-famous Fastnet Race takes yachts from the Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland and back. The 1979 race began in perfect conditions, but was soon engulfed by the deadliest storm in the history of modern sailing. By the time it passed, the havoc caused was immeasurable, and fifteen sailors had lost their lives.

It had been Nick Ward's childhood ambition to sail in the Fastnet Race, and being asked to join the crew of the 30-foot yacht Grimalkin was a dream come true. But then the storm hit. Grimalkin was capsized again and again. With the skipper lost overboard, after hours of struggle three of the crew decided to abandon the boat for the liferaft. Nick and another crewmember, both unconscious, were left on the beleaguered yacht in the middle of the Irish Sea. Both were presumed dead. Gerry died a few hours later, and Nick was left to face the storm alone.
1. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Colour photo sections
  • 10,24 MB
978-1-4729-6824-1 (9781472968241)
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Nick Ward was born in Hamble, and was taught to sail at the age of four. He has retained his love of sailing throughout his life. He worked in the marine trade for most of his career and delivered and raced yachts of all kinds. Nick still lives in Hamble today, with his wife Christine and two children.
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • One Breaking the Silence
  • Two The Jewel in the Crown
  • Three Watches and Lighthouses
  • Four Still Waters
  • Five Ochre Sky
  • Six Off the Scale
  • Seven Dark Alleys
  • Eight Before Light, After Dawn
  • Nine Muddled Mind
  • Ten Footprints in the Sand
  • Eleven Blood-tinged Red Roses
  • Twelve Dead or Alive?
  • Thirteen Softly, Softly, Catchee Monkey
  • Fourteen Unmarked Time
  • Fifteen Falling Forward
  • Sixteen In My Mind's Eye
  • Seventeen Horizon to Horizon
  • Eighteen Aftermath
  • Nineteen Revisiting Grimalkin - 26 years on
  • Plate Section
  • Epilogue 1 The Pact?
  • Epilogue 2 Never Say Never
  • Appendix 1 Grimalkin's Layout and Plans
  • Appendix 2 Fastnet Race 1979 - Retirements and Finishers
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Authors
  • Imprint

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