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The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (MP3)
Written by:
Rob Mundle 
Read by:
Paul English 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
11 hours 13 minutes 
MP3 size:
485 MB 
November 18 2019 
Available Date:
November 18 2019 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Australian 
ABC Audio 
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AUD$ 49.95
AUD$ 49.95


Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

One evening in May 1945, a small group of Sydney sailing enthusiasts decided that their planned post-Christmas cruise south to Hobart would be more enjoyable if they made it a race. And so began the story of a contest that quickly became ranked among the world’s premier offshore racing events – a race that demands both immense physical and mental endurance of the individual sailor along with the coordinated effort of a close-knit team. It’s a challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim. In its 75th year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. And the 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world. The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world’s greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.

'Mundle's portrayals of courageous sailors and heroic rescuers fighting for their lives are ... vivid.'-
John Rousmaniere, author Fastnet