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Product details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: derek wynans; 1st edition (18 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956393802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956393807
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,676,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a great read for anyone with a feeling of the sea and an ounce of adventure in their soul..." -- Mike Lloyd, Round Britain Race Organiser

"A superb read. Buy it...now!"
-- Jonathan Napier, Team 747 Owner

"...an honest and engaging tale of an epic event, written by a man who clearly cares... honest, funny, raw & riveting. Fine stuff..."
-- Sports Boat & RIB magazine, December 1, 2009

About the Author

Chris has worked within the financial service sector both domestically and internationally for over 20 years, and has enjoyed various roles working within domestic banking, insurance and as an independent financial adviser, sales director and independent consultant. In the UK, Chris worked with Nat West bank then moved into insurance with Endsleigh insurance group and then Friends Provident First Call managing sales teams and developing and implementing training and competence programmes. In 1996 Chris moved to Hong Kong to further his career as an independent financial adviser with (at the time) the UK's and Asia's leading wealth management group, Towry Law. Chris left Towry to set up his own consultancy and gained contracts with Axa to help implement and develop Asia's first fee based financial planning firm, ipac financial planning, a company that still thrives today. After 11 years, it was time to repatriate to the UK with a young family in tow, where Chris has been working in a management consultancy capacity. He co-founded engage partnership limited, a financial services focused consultancy, providing strategic planning and support to financial services companies in particular with change management and coaching services along with customer facing technology and software development to meet the ever challenging industry demands. Chris is ICA: UK trained in group facilitation methods and provides freelance work as facilitator and speaks at industry conferences. Chris is a certified financial planner and holds a Bachelor of English Literature degree from the University of Manchester and a MSc at Birkbeck University London in Organisational Behaviour. Chris' interests include acting and most sports including marathon running, football and tennis and enjoys reading, writing and theatre.

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Why is it that the only boat books are either written by Yachties or they're set in the 1730's?
If you prefer your boat to be diesel or petrol-powered, and if you've had your fill of boring, sensible "How To..." books that go on and on about the weather or tides, then THIS is the book for you!
There's excitement, adrenaline, disaster and the occasional spot of colourful language- the only thing that's missing is a bit of sex and some gunfire!
Highly recommended, not just for boaters, but for anyone looking for a taste of the dramatic & funny.
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We ordered this book before Christmas as it contains stories about lots of friends etc. It took forever to get here (USA) probably due to the postal strikes all over the UK that bunged up the system no doubt. However, the vendor was extremely helpful and offered to refund or resupply. It finally showed up on the 19th January and we let them know.
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What an amazing read. Better than actually taking part as you don't get broken! A truly extreme event and covered in a human realistic manner with humour and some tact! I enjoyed it so much I've volunteered to assist with RB11 and RB12! There are no bigger and better big boys toys than these boats.
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This book leaves a lingering bad taste in my mouth.
Derek Wynans appears to be a drunken, bad mouthed, grotesque who has hardly a good word to say about anybody.
It spoiled the occasion for me. What should have been an event to celebrate, turned into a disgraceful nightmare of contortion and silliness.
Dont buy it and dont read it.
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I agree wholeheartedly with Mr Elliot above, the author ruined a golden opportunity that most would give a limb to get to take part it, and left out all the detail that one would hope to see. He mostly moans about how hard it is for him to find a bed or a ride for the next day; doesnt pay enough attention to the boats and the crews taking part that we actually want to hear about.

I've met alot of the crews and they are a brilliant bunch of people with a lot of stories to tell, he missed the opportunity to find out about them and the amazing boats being raced, its such a rare event with that quality of boats and competitors all in one place racing against each other. We dont want to know about where he stayed and how good the cup of tea that the landlady served, I want to read an interview with Fabio Buzzi or Ed William Hawkes, or see details about the boats that I didnt know before. He doesnt even talk to Andy Macateer who (technically denied victory) actually won the race!

Not worth buying, and I only hope no-one hires him for the next RB or Cowes to Monte-Carlo.
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