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Force of Nature by Robin Knox-Johnston

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In 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person ever to sail solo, non-stop round the world. His epic, record-breaking voyage aboard his boat, Suhaili, inspired Ellen Macarthur. In October 2006, at the age of sixty-seven, Sir Robin embarked on another gruelling circumnavigation of the globe. The sea made no allowances for his seniority. Within days of setting off, near-hurricane-strength storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his yacht. Three-quaters of the entire fleet had to turn back. Force of Nature is Sir Robin's account of his extraordinary return to the ultra-competitive, punishing world of single-handed round-the-world racing. It's a story of courage and astonishing resilience played out against thousands of miles of awe-striking ocean. Sir Robin's age makes it a unique achievement. It's difficult to overstate the physical and emotional strain to which he subjected himself. His toughness, determination and zest for life is inspiring.The gripping story of his last solo sail around the globe couldn't convey more powerfully the idea that age is no barrier to realising your dreams. His achievement is a triumph to compare with the most outstanding in sailing history.

Signed on the title page, the book and its glossy dust jacket are in very good + condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Robin Knox-Johnston
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24.4 cms
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718153243
ISBN-13:
9780718153243
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Michael Joseph
Title:
Force of Nature

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In 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person ever to sail solo, non-stop round the world. His epic, record-breaking voyage aboard his boat, Suhaili, inspired Ellen Macarthur. In October 2006, at the age of sixty-seven, Sir Robin embarked on another gruelling circumnavigation of the globe. The sea made no allowances for his seniority. Within days of setting off, near-hurricane-strength storms in the Bay of Biscay capsized his yacht. Three-quaters of the entire fleet had to turn back. Force of Nature is Sir Robin's account of his extraordinary return to the ultra-competitive, punishing world of single-handed round-the-world racing. It's a story of courage and astonishing resilience played out against thousands of miles of awe-striking ocean. Sir Robin's age makes it a unique achievement. It's difficult to overstate the physical and emotional strain to which he subjected himself. His toughness, determination and zest for life is inspiring.The gripping story of his last solo sail around the globe couldn't convey more powerfully the idea that age is no barrier to realising your dreams. His achievement is a triumph to compare with the most outstanding in sailing history.

Signed on the title page, the book and its glossy dust jacket are in very good + condition.

Author(s):
Robin Knox-Johnston
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24.4 cms
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718153243
ISBN-13:
9780718153243
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Michael Joseph
Title:
Force of Nature

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