The Vendee Globe around the world race will run again in 2016 and it is the world's toughest sailboat race. Dead on the Wind is fiction based on that race, but the elements remain the same: a solo sailor, unassisted, sailing a 60-foot sailboat, alone, around the world in all conditions, including storms and high seas. Lots of action in the Roaring 40s and Furious 50s. You can see some of the historic background by clicking on Dead on the Wind.
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