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Synopsis: The invigorating story of a real-life race to sail around the world--and break the fictitious record set in Jules Verne's 1873 novel--in seventy-nine days.
In Jules Verne's historic novel Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout race at break-neck speed to circle the globe in eighty days. Around The World In Seventy-Nine Days is the true story of Cam Lewis, who set out to better the impossible pace set by Verne's illustrious characters. Along with Bruno Peyron, one of France's most famous sailors, and a small crew of Frenchmen aboard the Commodore Explorer, Lewis set sail.
A world champion sailor, Lewis's spirits and patience were often tested by communication difficulties with the French-speaking crew, midnight steering shifts, fatigue, frustration, and fifty-foot waves that threatened to smash the boat. Fearing for his life, Lewis grappled with the idea that he might never again see his fiance--or the unborn child that she was carrying. This fascinating chronicle of a world-class journey illuminates not only the struggle to maintain endurance and faith, but the will to achieve greatness no matter what the odds.
About the Author: Cam Lewis sailed around the world with four Frenchman in 79 days to win the inaugural Jules Verne Trophy Race. On the 86 foot catamaran "Commodore Explorer" they broke the previous record for a non-stop circumnavigation under sail by 30 days- or an astounding 27 percent. As a result, Lewis was awarded the 1993 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year honors. He sailed on the victorious 1988 America's Cup winner Stars and Stripes with Dennis Conner, won back to back Finn Gold Cups (World Championships) and 505 Championships, The Maxi Boat World Championships as Helmsman on Matador 2 and has won numerous National, North American and International championships in many one-design classes. Lewis sailed with Laurent Bourgnon on the Trimaran "PRIMAGAZ" in the 1994 Two-Handed Transatlantic Race and won it to set a record of 9 days and 8 hours. Lewis has competed at all levels of sailing from sail boards to maxi yachts and mega cats. He has raced on all the worlds oceans, set many records and continues to sail at the top level on some of the worlds best boats. Six years after finishing the Jules Verne, Cam launched his own mega-catamaran, Team Adventure and raced it around the world, finshing third in THE RACE. He lives on the shore of lake in Maine with his two sons, Max and Beau. The ocean is not far away and they spend lots of time on the water and continue to explore and participate in many adventures.
Title: Around the World in 79 Days
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Delta, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. We have been selling books online for nearly 20 years, so buy with confidence. Every order is shipped the same day or the next day. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Bookseller Inventory # mon0002046415
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Book Description Delta Books, New York, 1996. Medium Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good (ex-library). 316 pages. Clear, self-adhesive laminate to covers/boards. Moderate spine lean. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; ISBN: 0385313268. ISBN/EAN: 9780385313261. Inventory No: 11040091. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Bookseller Inventory # 11040091