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An Extreme Event



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An Extreme Event by Debbie Whitmont
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"Written in a vivid narrative style ..." John Bryant, Canberra Times "...reads like a suspense novel." Sunday Times, Perth "...a moving story of human tragedy and of luck ...tragic bad luck." The Examiner, Launceston An Extreme Event is the true story of the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race told in an unforgettable page-turning style. One of Australia's favourite sporting events, the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race turned into a disaster thanks to unusually severe weather conditions and crews underprepared for nature's worst. In the end, six men from three different boats died in the race; it's miraculous that number wasn't even greater. In the three days the story took to unfold there was unbelievable courage, both from crews and rescuers, incredible luck, tragedy and survival against the odds. Debbie Whitmont has updated this extraordinary story to include the findings of the coronial inquest into the deaths of the six men, and the moving and often surprising stories of life after the race for the survivors and the families of those who died.
Release date NZ
July 6th, 2001
Country of Publication
Revised edition
colour illustrations, colour maps, colour portraits
Random House Australia
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