Pete goss became a national and international hero when he rescued french yachtsman raphael dinelli as his boat sank beneath him in the round the world single handed sailing race the vendee globe on christmas day 1996. Close to the wind an extraordinary story of triumph over adversity pete goss on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers on november 3 1996 former royal marine pete goss embarked on the most grueling competition in his sailing career the vendee globe. Bucher fremdsprachig wahlen sie die abteilung aus in der sie suchen mochten. This true story of triumph over adversity begins with pete gosss first transatlantic race at the age of 24 in a boat so old that the keel falls off after arriving in newport. Close to the wind is his own story of the race and its dramas his revolutionary boat aqua quorum his thoughts and emotions during four months of solitude at sea the extraordinary surgery that he had to perform on his own elbow and the aftermath of the rescue in the southern ocean
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