Two new Finn books have been published just in time for that perfect Christmas present for the Finn sailor in your life.

Both books cover the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. They have been published rather later than originally intended but the work was finally completed in the Autumn of 2017.

They have been a long time coming but are worth the wait. There has never been a book like either of these two books. They complement each other perfectly and tell and show the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Finn Class in a way never attempted before.

Together these books provide the perfect companion to the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Finn Class. Why two books? Because it is hoped the paperback has wider appeal than the photo book and to combine all the material into one volume would push the price out of reach of the casual reader.

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1. Between a Rock and a Hard Race   

BaRTaaHR Cover smBetween a Rock and a Hard Race takes the reader on a four-year journey through the eyes of the Finn class athletes who took part in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It begins on a hill in Weymouth and follows the highs and lows of most of the sailors as they journey towards Rio. It provides some fascinating analysis of managing an Olympic campaign, with extensive comment from many sailors, all three medalists as well as the coach of the eventual gold medalist, Matt Howard. Much of the content is adapted from the hundreds of Finn Class press releases and interviews that were issued between 2012 and, but these have been woven into a tight narrative with exclusive extra content and insight. At 269 pages and 105,000 words, it is probably the most in-depth book ever released about Olympic sailing, and the challenges the athletes faced to stand on the top of the podium.

Click here to read some excerpts.

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284 pages
105,000 words
215 x 140 mm
ISBN: 978-0-9559001-7-4

Cost: £13.50

Only available through Amazon

Published: 24 November 2017

 2. Between a Rock and a Camera Lens  

BaRaaCL Cover smBetween a Rock and a Camera Lens is a photobook of the Finn Class at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with more than 400 photographs from Rio, covering every race and every sailor. It is complemented by daily summaries and many quotes from sailors as they competed for Olympic Gold.

Click here to download some sample pages.

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Limited Edition Hard Back
80  pages
210 x 210 mm
Full colour
ISBN: 978-0-9559001-6-7 

Cost: £18 plus shipping

Published: 10 November 2017









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