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Summary

Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts - and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest.

The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident - it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.

©2012, 2013 Brendan Hall (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Fabulous

I've never been on racing yacht and possibly never well ( who knows) and I found this story utterly fascinating. An adventure of mind blowing proportions, a tale of leadership and skill.

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  • PT
  • 07-07-18

Great advice when you don't get to pick the team

I wasn't sure about this book when downloading it but I love sailing and leadership, so I gave it a shot. I was very impressed how he managed to bring together such a wide range of leadership topics built around his around the world race story. Every interesting and engaging. I'd highly recommend this if you manage teams or are about to manage a team you didn't get to choose.

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Great book

Really enjoyed the listen. The person narrating could have done with knowing a bit more about words and phrases for example that a bowman is different to a bow man and an EPIRB is pronounced EPIRB and no need to say E.P.I.R.B. every time. However great listen and would highly recommend

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Adventure & Persistence

Persistence and Energy conquer all things. What an outstanding book. I now want to travel around the world on a yacht with Clipper

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  • Richard
  • 22-04-15

A very worthwhile listen!

The narrator was great. it was a very worthwhile listen, especially if you are a sailor.