Left for Dead: The Untold Story of the Tragic 1979 Fastnet Race

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2007 - Airplane crash survival - 186 pages
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A gripping true-life story of survival against all the odds: Touching the Void meets Perfect Storm.
 

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Contents

Breaking the Silence
1
The Jewel in the Crown
5
Watches and Lighthouses
22
Still Waters
41
Ochre Sky
54
Off the Scale
72
Dark Alleys
83
Before Light After Dawn
91
Unmarked Time
161
Falling Forward
175
In My Minds Eye
184
Horizon to Horizon
196
Aftermath
213
Revisiting Grimalkin 26 years on
236
Epilogue 1 The Pact?
243
Epilogue 2 Never Say Never
261

Muddled Mind
108
Footprints in the Sand
118
Bloodtinged Red Roses
125
Dead or Alive?
142
Softly Softly Catchee Monkey
149
Appendix 1 Grimalkins Layout and Plans
274
Appendix 2 Fastnet Race 1979 Retirements and Finishers
276
Acknowledgements
286
The Authors
290
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Nick Ward was born in Hamble, and was taught to sail at the age of four. He has retained his love of sailing throughout his life. Initially a keen dinghy sailor, he worked in the marine trade for most of his career and delivered and raced yachts of all kinds. Nick still lives in Hamble today, with his wife Christine and two children. Sinead O'Brien is an award-winning documentary maker and dramatist. She lives in Dublin with her daughter Eve.

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