The Proving Ground

The Proving Ground

The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney-to-Hobart Race

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A gripping account of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race describes how the annual sailing competition became one of the worst modern sailing disasters that left six sailors dead and a number of yachts destroyed and profiles the special individuals who risk their lives at sea, including Oracle founder Larry Ellison. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The worst disaster in recent ocean racing history began the day after Christmas 1998 on a postcard-perfect summer day in Sydney Harbor. One hundred and fifteen yachts gathered for the start of a 630-mile race that would take them across one of the world's most treacherous bodies of water and on to Hobart, on Tasmania's rugged east coast. The December sky was a brilliant blue, and spectators crowded along the shore to cheer as the boats set off. Less than twenty-four hours later, the fleet would be shredded by hurricane-force winds and battered by eighty-foot waves. When it was all over, men would be dead, boats would be lost, and those who survived would be forever changed.

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& Taylor

An account of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart race describes how the annual sailing competition became one of the worst modern sailing disasters that left six sailors dead and a number of yachts destroyed.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co. 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 295 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780316499552
0316499552
Branch Call Number: 797.14 Kne

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