Great Xmas Gift


The book, Blue Water Warriors tells the story of the early Sydney to Hobart yacht races. Drawing on log books and memories of the navigator on a legendary competing yacht, a living part of Australia’s maritime history.

Mistral ll’s crew encountered dangers and hazards not generally faced by today’s competitors, without life rafts, radios and no propeller that was deliberately removed.  At one point there were death-defying moments where Mistral ll came terrifying close to being smashed against the tremendous cliffs of Tasman Island.

There are many contemporary photos, invitations, souvenir programs, letters including an introduction letter from Captain John Illingworth RAN one of the founders of the race.

I am sure that many old and new members would enjoy the book and I hope they can enjoy this historical aspect of the race.

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