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Sydney Hobart Yacht Race : Biography of a Sporting Icon - Rob Mundle

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Biography of a Sporting Icon

Hardcover Published: 18th November 2019
ISBN: 9780733339820
Number Of Pages: 416

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

In its 75th year, the Rolex 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. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage as does the start on Sydney Harbour.

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A biography of a sporting icon 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.

The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part. A team effort as much as a personal challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim.

Bestselling author Rob Mundle has competed in the race on three occasions and reported on it for both newspapers and television for more than fifty years. The pinnacle of his many writing achievements is the international bestselling book Fatal Storm, the powerful story of the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart race.

ISBN: 9780733339820
ISBN-10: 0733339824
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 18th November 2019
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.4  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.76

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Rob Mundle

About the Author


Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world's most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies - a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing.

Also, five of his most recent books dealing with Australian maritime history - Bligh: Master Mariner, Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia, Cook: from Sailor to Legend, The First Fleet and Great South Land achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

Rob has recently published his 16th book, Under Full Sail. It tells the story the era of the majestic clipper ships, their impact on the gold rushes in Australia and America, and the role they played in transforming Australia from a convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to these migrant ships of the mid to late 19th century.

Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

Visit Rob Mundle's Booktopia Author Page