Standard Edition Box of 5 (pre-order)

$299.95 $265.00

(6 customer reviews)

Pre-order your copies of Blue Water Classics today.

The books are currently with the printer and will arrive in early November, when they will be immediately shipped to your specified address.

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

Weight13 kg
Dimensions29 × 32 × 20 cm
Edition

Standard Edition, Limited Edition

Quantity

1 Book, Box of 5 Books

6 reviews for Standard Edition Box of 5 (pre-order)

  1. admin

    “ Well researched and well depicted in both the excellent photography and interesting stories of many key players from the race.”

    – Sally Lindsay Honey, Member of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Sub-committee and Chair of the US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee.

  2. admin

    “The excellent photography that accompanies the behind-the-scenes, in-depth interviews of so many famous sailors makes this book very unique. A must for all personal libraries and a great reference guide for all those that have been involved in the ‘Great Race’.”

    – Christian Brook, Boat Books

  3. admin

    “One absolutely tremendous book! There is a great integrity to the work as a whole, yet with so many diverse stories covering every aspect of the race, and the pictures are just beautiful. What a staggering amount of work and love has gone into this.”

    – Ellen Jensen

  4. admin

    “Andrew’s book, makes us dream. A wonderful, pictorial, coffee table book – on the greatest offshore race in the world. It’s the next best thing to sailing to Hobart!”

    – Philippe Kahn, Pegasus Racing

  5. admin

    “An extraordinary book on the history and characters of the Sydney Hobart Race. The memories of 20 odd races came flooding back thanks to the amazing photos supported by great story telling. For years Bruce Farr, Russell Bowler and I used ‘the Hobart’ as our test tank for new designs. A huge thanks to Andrew and Di for undertaking this monumental task with such a fantastic result.”

    – Geoff Stagg, Stagg Yachts

  6. admin

    “This new book on Australia’s famous blue water classic, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, will become a collector’s item for anyone who has had any involvement in the race. Photographer Andrew Wilson has put together an 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 and some excellent writing from journalist and race media director 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.

    “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 500 very large pages. It is a book you can immerse yourself in for days on end.

    “You will probably find that you read it two or three times, to mine all the wonderful information Andrew and Di have so lovingly assembled.”

    – Roger McMillan, Editor, mysailing.com.au.

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