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The Race: The First Nonstop, Round-The-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition (Paperback)

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    ITEM#: 2390259

    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.
    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).

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    ISBN 9780618382705
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills
    Format Paperback
    Pages 352
    Publisher Date 2004-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mariner Books
    Copyright Year 20040601
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The First Nonstop, Round-The-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Zimmermann, Tim

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