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Author Hall, Brendan.

Title Team spirit : life and leadership on one of the world's toughest yacht races / Brendan Hall ; foreword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Published London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  797.14 HALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 236 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), map, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents 1. Leadership -- The only real training for leadership is leadership -- 2. The Race -- Every artist was first an amateur -- 3. Inspiration -- First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do -- 4. Preparation -- To be prepared is half the victory -- 5. Team Spirit -- If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself -- 6. Training -- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit -- 7. Racing At Last -- Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success -- 8. Judgment -- A man should learn to sail in all winds -- 9. Attitude -- Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference -- 10. Persistence -- No great achievement is possible without persistent work -- 11. Danger -- He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea -- 12. Full Circle -- It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
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. His leadership skills were soon put to the test, in the middle of a North Pacific hurricane, Brendan went to the rescue of an injured skipper on a competing yacht and skippered both boats across one of the most feared oceans in the world. Brendan's brutally honest, no holds barred account is revealing and instructive, with valuable lessons in leadership and management and never giving up. Thrown in quite literally at the deep end, he is pushed to the limit, and learns lessons you can only learn the hard way.
Subject Hall, Brendan.
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Yacht racing.
Sailors -- Australia.
Variant Title Life and leadership on one of the world's toughest yacht races
ISBN 9781408157237 (pbk.)