Near death on the high seas: true stories of disaster and survival

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Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
2008.
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English
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“The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit.” —from Close to the Wind by Pete GossIn Near Death on the High Seas, Cecil Kuhne collects some of the most terrifying and astounding experiences of sailors confronting the awesome, raw power of the sea. These tales-filled with everyday heroes and survivors-comprise a riveting and often breathtaking collection of extraordinary stories that show the terrible ferocity of the untamable ocean.Also featuring:• Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki- the historic and celebrated journey of the Kon-Tiki as it journeys across the Pacific.• Steve Callahan's Adrift- a solo sailor loses his boat in the Atlantic must survive in a five-foot life raft for 76 days, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear.• Francis Chischester's 'Gipsy Moth' Circles The World-the stirring story of a one man's solo sail around the globe at age 65.• John Rousmaniere's Fastnet, Force 10-in one of the worst sailing tragedies in history, a massive rescue operation takes place amidst sixty-knot winds and forty-foot breaker waves.
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table_of_contents Adrift: seventy-six days lost at sea / Steven Callahan -- Dark wind: a survivor's tale of love and loss / Gordon Chaplin -- Gipsy moth circles the world / Sir Francis Chichester -- Close to the wind / Pete Goss -- Kon-tiki: across the pacific by raft / Thor Heyerdahl -- Godforsaken sea: racing the world's most dangerous waters / Derek Lundy -- The long way / Bernard Moitessier -- Fatal storm: the inside story of the tragic sydney-hobart race / Rob Mundle -- The last grain race / Eric Newby -- Sea change: alone across the atlantic in a wooden boat / Peter Nichols -- 'Fastnet, force 10' / John Rousmaniere -- The Brendan voyage / Tim Severin.
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title Near death on the high seas : true stories of disaster and survival
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