Covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in an open yacht, spanning four oceans and stopping at 10 ports on five continents, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean sailing event. This book presents a unique history of the race that has changed the sport of open-ocean racing forever and provides complete coverage of the race itself, from its start in Southampton, England, in September 2001, to its finish in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All of the action from every leg of the race is presented here in full detail, combining images from the world's foremost sailing photographers with colourful writing about the history of the race and the ambitious, adventurous competitors.
Gary Jobson has raced and won many international sailing championships, including the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977 and the infamous Fastnet Race. He is the author of An America's Cup Treasury and Sailing Fundamentals and is editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland