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Journey of a hope merchant : from apartheid to the elite world of solo yacht racing

Author: Neal Petersen; William P Baldwin; Patty Fulcher
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of mixed race, Neal Petersen was born physically disabled and impoverished in apartheid-era South Africa, where he found healing and equality in the grueling waters surrounding Cape Town. Petersen dreamed of building his own boat and of sailing in the great solo races of the world. Journey of a Hope Merchant recounts the epic journey that took him from a racially segregated neighborhood to the prestigious BOC
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Neal Petersen; Neal Petersen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Petersen; William P Baldwin; Patty Fulcher
ISBN: 1570035644 9781570035647
OCLC Number: 56058094
Description: xiii, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1973 --
The dream tree --
Building boats --
California --
Mining diamonds --
The gifts --
First solo crossing --
Ireland --
Back to Ireland --
A family Christmas --
The BOC Atlantic alone --
Charleston, South Carolina --
Racing to the Southern Ocean --
The Earth is flat --
Sailing with Gwen --
Choosing Charleston --
Another OSTAR --
Back to Charleston --
Leg one --
Leg two --
Leg three --
Leg four --
Finished --
A new start.
Responsibility: Neal Petersen with William P. Baldwin and Patty Fulcher.
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