One of the most momentous yachting events in recent history - a landmark disaster storyThis edition includes the Official Report of the race by the Review Committee and a new Foreword by John RousmaniereThe lessons from this race will be learned by yachtsmen for years to comeBestseller for years - over 250,000 copies sold worldwideRates alongside the 1979 Fastnet Race as one of the world's most devastating yacht races
Rob Mundle is one of Australia's leading journalists, television presenters and yachtsmen. He has covered the Sydney-Hobart race over 30 times, as well as competing on 3 occasions.
"It contains extensive interviews with officials, crews, survivors and rescue service personnel, and relates like no other the calamity and tragedy of this classic offshore disaster." All At Sea (01/04/09) "A hard to put down book that keeps its reader gripped." Multihull Review (March 2009) ' A good read about daring men and the unforgiving sea. Recommended ' Nautical Magazine (June 2009) "Mundle has given a very readable, if soberingly graphic account of the race" Lymington Times (March 2009) " it is the human stories of yachtsmen in distress, rescuers taking terrible risks to save them, and the shock that enveloped Australia as the story unfolded that makes this such a gripping story." The International Journal of Meteorology (June 2009)