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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has heavy surface rubbing, fading, a 10mm tear, and a crease to the front flap. There is a name written tidily in black pen on the first page. There is light wear to the top and bottom edges of the cover around the spine area. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 190 x 269 mm.
Pages: 185
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 1986 first edition


Lion: The round the world yacht race with Lion New Zealand
By Peter Blake & Alan Sefton

With Ceramco New Zealand, in the 1981-82 Whitbread, Peter Blake captured the hearts and the imagination of a nation as he and his crew overcame tremendous odds to finish the 27,000-mile classic with distinction. The race was vividly relived in the bestselling Blake's Odyssey, one of the finest modern accounts of man against his oldest adversary - the sea.

No sooner was that race over than Blake began planning for the next, this time in a new yacht, Lion New Zealand. The sea and the elements hadn't changed, but the race had: this time the focus was on big boats designed and built specifically for the race. It was the first time such boats had been campaigned in number for the honour of being fastest around the world.

The 1985-86 Whitbread was characterised by high-tech yachts manned by sailors who smashed all the records as they pushed themselves and their craft to the limits in the greatest yacht race ever.

Lion is the story of that epic adventure, from the early planning stages and the building of the yacht to the dramatic finish in Portsmouth.


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