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Missing the Boat

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Description for Missing the Boat Paperback. As a teenager, the author raced tiny plywood dinghies on Belfast Lough, amid shoals of sewage-eating jellyfish. Then, at the age of eighteen, driven to despair by his own unremitting mediocrity, he gave up. This title tells the story of his comeback season, on the South Coast of England, in Ireland, and in the resorts of the Mediterranean. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: WSSN3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 16. Weight in Grams: 180.
The hilarious true story of an amateur boating adventure. Yacht racing. A world of privilege and money. Beautiful women, bronzed men, and Simon le Bon explaining that he used to be in a band. It's not like that for everyone. Somewhere much, much further down the ladder it all looks very different. As a teenager, Michael Hutchinson raced tiny plywood dinghies on Belfast Lough, amid shoals of sewage-eating jellyfish. For him, sailing became the kind of obsession that often as not ends with a psychiatric intervention. Turning pro was his only dream. Then, at the age ... Read more

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About Michael Hutchinson
Michael Hutchinson became a full-time cyclist in 2000 after becoming disillusioned with an academic career. Over the following six years he has won more than twenty national titles, and the gold medal in the Masters' Pursuit World Championships. He is now a writer and journalist (and cyclist) and lives in south London. His book on the hour cycling record, The ... Read more

Reviews for Missing the Boat
Michael Hutchinson delivers the laughs with ease
A humorous account of messing about in boats
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