Left for Dead: Surviving the Deadliest Storm in Modern Sailing History

Left for Dead: Surviving the Deadliest Storm in Modern Sailing History

Nick Ward


In August of 1979, Nick Ward started the 600-mile process the UK's Fastnet Race with excellent climate. inside forty eight hours, the deadliest hurricane within the heritage of contemporary crusing had blasted during the Irish Sea. by the point it had handed, it had thrown one of many world's so much prestigious races into bedlam and brought the lives of fifteen sailors. Ward's boat, Grimalkin, was once capsized many times, and the skipper misplaced overboard; after hours of fight, 3 of the group fled the boat for the liferaft. Nick and his crewmate Gerry, either injured, subconscious, and presumed lifeless, have been deserted at the beleaguered yacht. Gerry died a couple of hours later, and Nick was once left by myself to stand down a hurricane that has turn into mythical between sailors and racing lovers alike. "Left for useless" is Nick Ward's harrowing and inspirational memoir of ways he survived that dreadful evening. After his dramatic rescue, Ward used to be crushed through media and made up our minds in 1980 to not converse of the incident back. It wasn't till this book's coauthor, Sinead O'Brien, approached him in regards to the tale that he started the private writings that grew to become this publication. the following ultimately is the untold actual tale of an twist of fate that has intrigued fans of the ocean for nearly thirty years.

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