Blue Water Classics Standard Edition

$59.99

(8 customer reviews)

Over 500 pages of an “amazing array of intimate portraits of some of the absolute legends of the race.” by photographer Andrew Wilson, author of the celebrated series Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania.

“Backed by extensive interviews from journalist and race media manager Di Pearson, who probably knows more about the race than anyone else alive, this is a book that examines the people who make the race. If you love great stories about people doing exceptional things under difficult conditions, then you will love this book”

Description

This new book on Australia’s most famous blue water classic, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, will become a collector’s item for anyone who has an interest in the race.  Participants and spectators alike will revel in photographer Andrew Wilson’s amazing array of intimate portraits of some of the absolute legends of the race, including owners, crew, administrators and even the odd journalist. Backed by extensive interviews from journalist and race media manager Di Pearson, who probably knows more about the race than anyone else alive, this is a book that examines the people who make the race. It is not about the boats.

As David Kellett AM says in the foreword, “Andrew has covered all aspects of the race from the preparation to the finish and everything in between, including the personalities involved in the control of the race, the safe haven of Eden and the officers of the vital search and rescue organisations. A great insight into what goes on behind the scenes each year.”

If you have competed in the race, are planning to in the future, or if you just love great stories about people doing exceptional things under difficult conditions, then you will love this book.

It packs an enormous amount of content and some truly remarkable photographs into its 520 pages. It is a book you can immerse yourself in for days on end.  All the adrenaline and drama of the great race is here – the heroes, the villains, the folklore and everything in between.  Settle in for one of the best yachting reads of your life.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 24 × 32 × 6 cm
Edition

Standard Edition, Limited Edition

Quantity

1 Book, Box of 5 Books

8 reviews for Blue Water Classics Standard Edition

  1. Angie Boyes (verified owner)

    ‘I just want to say I’ve just seen Blue Water Classics at Petrarchs bookstore in Launceston – what a MAGNIFICENT work of art!! And what a legacy to your passion and dedication to the production from start to finish… And those photographs! Absolutely stunning… You’ve certainly captured the passion and the love all those people have, for “The Hobart”!! So, Congratulations!!!!’ – Angie Boyes

  2. admin (verified owner)

    Congrats on the excellent Blue Water Classics book I picked up last week. I really like the layout, the colouring and the stories therein. A great job by you and your team, and something to be extremely proud of. Of course the outstanding reference was to the two ‘Shippies Regulars’, which just brought it all together! – Chris Drury.

  3. admin (verified owner)

    My book arrived yesterday. It’s beautiful! A ‘must have’ for anyone who loves our Great Race.’ – Tracy Matthews / Immediate Past Commodore RYCT / Finish Coordinator RSHYR

  4. admin (verified owner)

    “Wow! The book is wonderful! Congratulations on an incredible achievement.” – Tiare Tomaszewski

  5. admin (verified owner)

    Hi Andy and Di,

    Have just opened up my Blue Water Classic – what a stunning production and some great sailing stories ahead of me. A result that you will feel proud to have invested considerable time and effort in and something I will feel proud to have on my shelf, and to know the people who produced it. Superb.

    The poster is already framed and hanging. Thank you!

    Craig

  6. admin (verified owner)

    Dear Di,

    Your long term dream, now a wonderful reality!
    Congratulations, you must be literally walking on air, a fabulous
    book, that will delight so many, can you imagine all the favourite
    watering holes, where sailors love to gather and to discuss all the
    characters, legends and history of the race!
    From your grandmothers house in Watsons Bay to my grandfathers house across the
    harbour in Clifton Gardens, the beginnings of the Sydney to Hobart,
    post World War 2, took shape, I don’t imagine anyone way back then
    would have imagined the race to grow and become the spectacle it now is!
    Looking forward to some long downtime reading!
    So thrilled for you, some of the photographs just amazing, which both
    Monte and Dad would love!

    Warmest regards,

    Lindy and Graeme

  7. admin (verified owner)

    Hi Andrew

    What can I say….the book is stunning!
    I picked it up a few hours ago, the dog has missed her walk, and I forgot to have dinner!

    Congratulations to you and Di, I think there will be many copies under Xmas trees this year.

    Kind regards

    Robyn

  8. admin (verified owner)

    “Gifted your book to my father in-law, avid sailer, he hasn’t put it down. Amazing work Andrew” – Forty Degrees Creative

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