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The Race: Extreme Sailing and Its Ultimate Event: Nonstop, Round-the-World, No Holds Barred (Paperback)

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An invigorating behind-the-scenes look at the world of extreme sailing, The Race is also a taut, engrossing account of the first running of the competition called The Race, which began on December 31, 2000, in Barcelona and ended sixty-two days later in Marseilles. The most intense event of its kind -- a nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in the fastest boats ever built -- The Race attracts some of the world's best sailors and arguably its most eccentric personalities.
Tim Zimmermann, an experienced blue-water sailor, relates in knuckle-whitening detail how and why sailors risk millions of dollars and their lives to dash around the world in record time. He garnishes this story with a chronicle of the tumultuous history of extreme sailing from the nineteenth century to today. Zimmermann "puts the reader right on board with the tough, colorful crews as they take a crash course (sometimes literally) in how to handle these astonishing machines" (Derek Lundy, author of Godforsaken Sea).

About the Author

Tim Zimmermann is a contributing editor for Outside and a former senior editor and senior diplomatic correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. He has written about the sailing world for Sports Illustrated, Sail, and others. He lives in Edgewater, Maryland.

Praise For…

"Zimmermann has turned a daring race of unthinkably fast, high-tech sailing machines into an electrifying page-turner." --Bruce Knecht, author of THE PROVING GROUND

"The Race was a wild ride, and The Race is a fine read." -- Herb McCormick, sailing correspondent for the New York Times, editor of Cruising World Magazine

"The Race is probably the finest account of the history of the circumnavigator's quest yet written." -- Lincoln P. Paine, author of Ships of the World

"A sophisticated chronicle that keeps the drama thrumming along nicely....told with just the kind of finesse the contest deserves." Kirkus Reviews

"Zimmermann keeps the action continuous and tense...An exciting and fascinating story." --Derek Lundy, author of GODFORSAKEN SEA. —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618382705
ISBN-10: 0618382704
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2004
Pages: 316
Language: English

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