Tim Zimmermann
Mariner Books, Boston, 2002, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780618382705

From the Publisher. An invigorating behind-the-scenes look at the world of extreme sailing, The Race is also a taut, engrossing account of the first running of the competition called The Race, which began on December 31, 2000, in Barcelona and ended sixty-two days later in Marseilles. The most intense event of its kind — a nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in the fastest boats ever built — The Race attracts some of the world's best sailors and arguably its most eccentric personalities.

Tim Zimmermann, an experienced blue-water sailor, relates in knuckle-whitening detail how and why sailors risk millions of dollars and their lives to dash around the world in record time. He garnishes this story with a chronicle of the tumultuous history of extreme sailing from the nineteenth century to today.

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