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The Proving Ground

The Inside Story of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race

by G Bruce Knecht

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The Proving Ground by G Bruce Knecht
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    Jun 2001, 304 pages
    Mar 2002, 368 pages

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Andre Bourque

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Excellent book, hard to put down. Really makes you think and imagine what it would be like in a situation such as this true story.

An excellent account of an amazing race. If your holiday is longer than 2 days you'll need another book!
Steve S.

What an excellent book. As an avid sailor myself, I found it almost impossible to put this book down.
I really felt that I was part of this race and felt the suffering of the various crews. It is a must read.

What a great book, anybody that likes a story about sailing should read this book!!!
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