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(BLAKE, Peter). SEFTON, Alan. Sir Peter Blake : An Amazing Life. [Front cover adds: "The inspiring story of the world's most honored sailor and adventurer"]. (Dobbs Ferry, NY): Sheridan House, (2005). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),9-444,(4). 8vo, illustrated yellow and blue card covers, navy andyellow lettering to front cover, white and black lettering to yellow spine . "Sir Peter Blake was the outstanding sailor/adventurer of his time. In a 30-year sailing career, he won every significant bluewater race on the planet, including the America's Cup and the Whitbread Round the World race, andslashed the record for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation under sail. K nighted for his achievements and accorded celebrity status in many countries, Sir Peter turned away from competitive sailing in the last years of his life to pursue his passion to help protect the environment that he had enjoyed so much. Alan Sefton traces Blake's extraordinary life -- from the rigors of ocean racing around the world to the high drama of the America's Cup triumphs, where the egos of the world's greatest sailors clash.; Sefton describes those controversial years in vivid detail. Blake made the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, using Seamaster as his classroom. On his last expedition in December 2001, he was tragically murdered by pirates on the Amazon River." - from the rear cover.Very good. 15.00
Title: Sir Peter Blake : An Amazing Life. The inspiring story of the world's most honored sailor and adventurer. Paperback.
Publisher: Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, 2005, ISBN:157409209x:
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