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Close to the Wind

An Extraordinary Story of Triumph Over Adversity

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Close to the Wind by Pete Goss
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Pete Goss became a national and international hero when he rescued French yachtsman Raphael Dinelli as his boat sank beneath him in the round-the-world single-handed sailing race, the Vendee Globe, on Christmas Day 1996. In doing so Pete scuppered his own chances in the race but was awarded the Legion d'Honneur by France's president and made a friend for life in Dinelli. Close to the Wind is his own story of the race and its dramas, his revolutionary boat, Aqua Quorum, his thoughts and emotions during four months of solitude at sea, the extraordinary surgery that he had to perform on his own elbow and the aftermath of the rescue in the Southern Ocean.

Author Biography

Pete Goss is a professional yachtsman and a former member of the Royal Marines. After nine years in the Marines he left to embark on a full-time sailing career which led to success in the single-handed transatlantic race and the Vendee Globe, during which he rescued fellow-yachtsman Raphael Dinelli. He continues to sail all over the world and lives in Cornwall with his family.
Release date NZ
June 3rd, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x 8pp col
Imprint
Headline Book Publishing
Pages
352
Dimensions
116x179x23
ISBN-13
9780747259381
Product ID
1697142

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