Knockdown by Martin Dugard
The Harrowing True Account of a Yacht Race Turned Deadly

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Martin Duggard takes the reader down 725 miles of Australia's eastern coast, and across the Bass Strait as he recreates the voyages of several ill-fated crews. Through interviews he chronicles the saga of the windswept sailors whose skill and daring were futile against the waves and winds.

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Martin Dugard is one of today's foremost adventure writers. His work appears regularly in "GQ", "Sports Illustrated" & "Esquire". He won the 1997 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award for Best Magazine Sports Story. An avid adventurer himself, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises adventure race three times. He is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record (New York New York in 31 hours, 28 minutes) & he makes his home with his wife & three boys in Orange County, California.
Published January 1, 1999 by Pocket Books. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Adventurer Dugard (Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth, 1998) tells the story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, a sailing event with the appeal of playing Russian roulette with all the chambers loaded.

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As the second book to round the buoy toward publication after the disastrous 1998 Sydney-Hobart yacht race--in which six sailors died in a torrential freak storm that overtook 24 boats--Dugard's account, while full of its share of action, takes a more meditative tack than Rob Mundle's Fatal Storm...

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