Woman of Steel: Toughest Yacht Race Ever, as Told by the Only Female Skipper

Woman of Steel: Toughest Yacht Race Ever, as Told by the Only Female Skipper

by KeithWheatley (Author), VivienCherry (Author)

Synopsis

Woman of Steel is Vivien Cherry's story of the British Steel Challenge Race. As the only female skipper, she tells of the responsibilities, frustrations, isolation and exhilaration of racing Coopers & Lybrand for nine months round the world with an inexperienced crew, coaching, cajoling and driving them every mile of the way. Each leg of the race presented its own difficulties - navigational and human. Stopovers often presented more dramas than the weeks at sea. In mid-race Viv's own leg became a factor when she became immobilized with a damaged knee needing immediate surgery. By the finish line in the Solent, the race that started with doubts ended with a fanfare. Vivien's journey was both a part of that voyage and a compelling individual story of an unusual sailor in a unique situation.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Published: 04 Aug 1993

ISBN 10: 0713637951
ISBN 13: 9780713637953