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Macmillan Bloomsbury Spring 2019

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Racing Insights and Revelations from Legendary Olympic Sailor Rodney Pattisson
By (author): Rodney Pattisson By (author): Barry Pickthall
9781472935595 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports May 07, 2019 Print Run: 3000
$47.00 CAD
Active 6.1 x 9.52 x 0.79 in | 430 gr 192 pages 8-page colour plate section Bloomsbury Adlard Coles

The previously untold life story from world champion, Olympic medalist, and Britain's most successful Olympic sailor for three decades, Rodney Pattisson, with a foreword by Sir Ben Ainslie CBE.

Rodney Pattisson MBE, the three-time Olympic medalist and multi-world champion, is an iconic figure within the sailing world. A winner in dinghies, multihulls, and offshore, he has set race and speed records, and with Lawrie Smith led Britain's challenge for the America's Cup in 1983. They were beaten in the finals by Alan Bond's eventual winner, Australia II.

A perfectionist when it comes to race preparation, and passionate about speed on the water, Pattisson's successes stem from a selfless focus on the end goal, a ruthless desire to win, and an unquenchable thirst to succeed in everything he does. An intensely private individual, Pattisson has always kept his own counsel, keeping the media at arm's length and viewing press attention as an unwanted distraction from winning. His previously untold story not only charts his own trials and tribulations in becoming one of the best sailors in the world, but also reveals the double standards, deceit, political and sporting interference, and outright cheating he faced along the way.

Superdocius! is an explosive commentary, with a foreword by Sir Ben Ainslie, on a lifetime of remarkable achievements in an international sport that Pattisson made his own. His story will shock, amaze, and inspire not just today's young sailors looking to realize their own dreams, but every sportsman and -woman around the world. His narrative will also be essential reading for coaches, providing them with unique analogies that can be applied equally to sport and business.

Rodney Pattisson MBE is a three-time Olympic medalist and multi-world champion. He was Britain's most successful Olympic sailor for three decades.

Barry Pickthallwon the 2008 Whyte & Mackay/YJA Journalist of the Year Award. A respected writer and photographer, he has been covering all aspects of the sport for four decades, twenty of them (1978–1998) as Yachting Correspondent first toThe Sunday Times and laterThe Times newspapers. He has written 28 books.

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