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KNOX-JOHNSTON, Robin. Force of Nature : Racing Around the World : A True Story of Courage and Adventure. London: Michael Joseph, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,-304,(8) + 8-page central section of photos. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spne. "In January, 1969, aboard his home-built wooden boat, Suhaili, Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person ever to sail solo, non-stop around the world. Twenty-five years later, Sir Robin again completed a record-breaking circumnavigation, co-skippering Enza withKiwi yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. His place in saling's pantheon of gr eats was assured. Then after the tragic death of his wife Sue, Sir Robin decided he would try again. In October 2006, at the age of sixty-seven - whenmost people are settling into a well-earned retirement - Sir Robin embarke d on another gruelling single-handed race around the world. Compared to hisrivals, he lacked recent experience and a large shore-based support team. There were many who believed that tis time he might have bitten off more than he could chew. Then, early on, it looked like their worst fears might berealized. Within days of setting off, near-hurricane storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his 60-foot yacht Saga Insurance. But it wasn't just Sir Robin who suffered. Three quarters of the entire fleet had to run for shelter. When they re-emerged, all afced months of hardship and intensity ahead." from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 35.00
Title: Force of Nature : Racing Around the World : A True Story of Courage and Adventure. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 2007, ISBN:9780718153243:
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