Item #55478 1979 Fastnet Race inquiry ... Report by. Hugh Forbes, Sir Maurice Laing, Sir, Lieutenant-Colonel James Myatt.

1979 Fastnet Race inquiry ... Report by...

[London]: Royal Yachting Association and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, 1979. Small folio, pp. 76; text printed in double column; tables, charts, illustrations in the text; some soiling and wear; good and sound in original pictorial wrappers. The results of the official inquiry into the deadliest ocean race on record. A worse-than-expected storm on the third day of the race wreaked havoc on over 303 yachts that started the biennial race, resulting in 19 fatalities (15 yachtsmen and four spectators). Emergency services, naval forces, and civilian vessels from around the west side of the English Channel were summoned to aid what became the largest ever rescue operation in peace-time. The race was won by Ted Turner in his yacht Tenacious. Item #55478

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