Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race

Fatal Storm: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race


“A compelling tale, good written and meticulously researched.”--Cruising World

One of the world’s 3 nice ocean crusing competitions, the yearly 600-mile race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, pits sailboats opposed to the notoriously tough waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea.

The a hundred and fifteen boats leaving Sydney Harbor on December 26, 1998, anticipated tough climate, however the gale that stuck the boats good at sea within the predawn hours of December 27 was once whatever yet regimen. The freak, unseasonal hurricane introduced hurricane-strength winds, waves six tales excessive, and the worst crusing catastrophe in contemporary background. Seven boats have been deserted at sea and 5 sank. Fifty-seven sailors have been plucked from the decks of damaged boats or from the ocean itself lower than very unlikely stipulations. Six sailors died.

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