Peter Blake was New Zealand's outstanding sailor and adventurer. His love of sailing took him to many dangerous and exciting parts of the world. This is a dramatic action-packed tale about racing big boats in vast and lonely oceans. It is also an inspiring story of an ordinary New Zealander facing up to personal challenges and striving to make a difference.
Table of Contents
1)Things are about to go wrong; 2)Messing about in boats; 3)Sailing with Ladybird; 4)Skipper for the first time; 5)Around the world with Condor; 6)Condor sails like a rocket; 7)A New Zealand challenge; 8)Sailing among icebergs; 9)Banging and crashing their way north; 10)In a gale to Tasmania; 11)Brilliant for potty training; 12)Racing in the Southern Ocean; 13)Bringing out the best in people; 14)Breaking Whitbread records; 15)Steinlager 2's secret weapon; 16)Making history; 17)Disaster in the Southern Ocean; 18)Around the world in 74 days; 19)All eyes on the America's Cup; 20)Defending the America's Cup; 21)Heading for the frozen continent; 22)"What are we doing to this planet of ours?"
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2006.