When Peter Stringer played youth rugby, he was so small that people told his parents he shouldn't be allowed on the pitch. Fortunately for Munster and for Ireland, they paid no attention. Over 200 provincial caps and 98 international caps later, Stringer is a legend. This is his autobiography.
In 1968, the Sunday Times organised the Golden Globe race - a round the world yacht race that must be completed single-handed and non-stop. This remarkable challenge inspired the daring to enter - with or without sailing experience. This is the story of how the race unfolded, and how it became a tragedy for many involved.
What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? The author offers us insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year before retirement.
Following the lives of the three ships with the name Rainbow Warrior, this book, written by a long-serving Greenpeace activist, tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ships' most exciting adventures and actions.