Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes by Scott Cookman

By Scott Cookman

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''Atlantic is a stirring tale that illuminates a paranormal interval in our maritime historical past. Scott Cookman weaves the compelling plot in a fashion that may fascinate either the landlubber and the sailor alike. The schooner Atlantic’s transatlantic racing checklist has remained unbeaten for almost a century–and the tale in the back of the race makes that fulfillment much more amazing. Cookman has performed his homework good and unfolds that tale web page via web page . . . the reader can on the subject of believe the icy lash of a North Atlantic swell crashing aboard because the significant crusing craft are pushed towards their vacation spot by means of women and men whose desires and targets (and even the satisfaction in their nations) hold within the balance.'' –Peter Isler, America’s Cup veteran, writer of the bestselling crusing for Dummies, and Editor at huge for crusing global

''Outstanding. Cookman is both adept at depicting the gut-wrenching rigidity of ocean racing; the politics, intrigues, and skullduggery of billionaires, society snobs, and sailors who make Captain Ahab appear the version of restraint; and a gilded, vanished period lower than the collection hurricane clouds of war.'' –Neil Hanson, writer of The customized of the ocean

''In 1905, the main to unlocking America’s fiscal power was once speedy trip around the Atlantic. Scott Cookman recounts in meticulous aspect the fanatical race for maritime supremacy. Scions and captains of took the problem through racing around the ocean.'' –Gary Jobson, America’s Cup—winning tactician on Ted Turner’s brave (1977) and ESPN crusing analyst

''Anyone who has ever been to sea, or dreamed of a crusing event, should be captivated via this awesome seafaring tale. it's a excellent stability of background, intrigue, and interval personalities that may make your fingers sweat as you rush headlong via hurricane and fog to the finish.'' –Rockwell B. Harwood, Commodore, Stamford Yacht membership (1999—2001)

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The headsails were hauled down, the mainsail reefed, and the trysail hauled up again. The shifting of canvas went on all day. Miller gave the crew no rest. Whenever the squalls retreated, he crowded on canvas and raced. ” But this wasn’t anything like an America’s Cup race, which, though intense and physically draining, was relatively brief, seldom lasting more than half a day. Ailsa’s crew had already been more or less on the job for four days, was sore tired, and was sorely aware that, conditions being what they were, they might be facing another four days of the same.

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