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November 4, 2011
SAILING LEGENDS - THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE
By Bob Fisher and Barry Pickthall – Endeavour Books -&xnbsp;&xnbsp;€50 / £40
“I love it. It is truly an amazing book, its brought my memories from the two races Flyer entered flooding back.&xnbsp; It is a great tribute to all ‘Sailing Legends!” Conny van Rietschoten – Skipper of the winning yachts Flyer in 1977-78 and 1981-82
As the race teams and crowds gather for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, Sailing Legends, the authoritative account of sailing’s most challenging ocean race, is launched today in Alicante.The Volvo Ocean Race – and its predecessor, the Whitbread Round the World Race spans 40 years, 10 races and more than 300,000 miles across the most inhospitable seas.
The 2011-12 race will be the 11th edition of the event.
Foto: Paul Todd/VOR