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Gary Jobson's official story of the Volvo Ocean Race now available from a bookstore near you!
Fighting Finish, the official story of The Volvo Ocean Race, is now available in bookstores around the world. Written by international sailor Gary Jobson, it features outstanding photography by Rick Tomlinson, the official photographer for the event, along with stunning images from many of the world's leading marine photographers. The crews themselves captured the drama as it unfolded, and their words and images are published here in Fighting Finish. Fighting Finish takes us on an adventure around the world with complete coverage of the 2001-2002 event, from its start from Southampton, England, in September 2001, to the final celebrations in Kiel, Germany, in June 2002. All the action from every leg of the race is presented in full detail, including the victorious finish of illbruck before thousands of spectators as the team returned home the ultimate winner of this epic sailing race. This is the story of the ambitious, adventurous competitors, much of it in their own words, who fought the desolate wastes of the Southern Ocean and savage heat of the Doldrums to return home victorious. In addition, Fighting Finish also gives a detailed look at the glorious history of the race, originally known as The Whitbread, which began as a challenge over a pint in a pub, and evolved into the world's most celebrated ocean race, changing the sport of ocean racing forever. "Lays bare the inside story of the harshest and most demanding, fully crewed race around the world. The book gives the feel of not only the adventure, but also highlights the hard driving crew's obsession to win at almost any cost!" -- Skip Novak, five-time racing circumnavigator. Fighting Finish is published by Nomad Press and is available through any major bookshop or by ordering online at the Volvo Ocean Race website priced at $44.95 plus P & P. It

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