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Team Spirit

Life and Leadership on One of the World's Toughest Yacht Races
Narrated by: Stephen Pilkington
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Team Spirit is a gripping account of a race on the edge, and a young skipper's determined journey to victory. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the ultimate long distance challenge - a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts - and the winners are those who keep their focus the longest.

The 2010 winner was 28-year-old Brendan Hall and his crew in Spirit of Australia. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, the win was no accident - it was the culmination of years of training, skilled navigation and a leadership style way beyond his years.

©2012, 2013 Brendan Hall (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Inspiring, practically useful leadership lessons

Terrific book containing a compelling personal account and the leadership lessons derived from a 10 month adventure with a group of strangers.

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  • TJ1965
  • 27-07-2020

Excellent story, epic feats by regular people led by an extraordinary leader

This is a must read/listen for any leader. This performance and story were excellent, I did not want it to end. The lessons he learned in 10 months took me 10 years. Bravo to everyone who made this possible

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  • Todd C. Beattie
  • 07-11-2018

GREAT BOOK!

fantastic book on sailing and leadership. I have listened to it several times. I have to add words to post this review.

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  • R. Magner
  • 22-04-2015

A very worthwhile listen!

The narrator was great. it was a very worthwhile listen, especially if you are a sailor.

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  • PT
  • 07-07-2018

Great advice when you don't get to pick the team

I wasn't sure about this book when downloading it but I love sailing and leadership, so I gave it a shot. I was very impressed how he managed to bring together such a wide range of leadership topics built around his around the world race story. Every interesting and engaging. I'd highly recommend this if you manage teams or are about to manage a team you didn't get to choose.

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  • jennifer
  • 04-02-2016

Fabulous

I've never been on racing yacht and possibly never well ( who knows) and I found this story utterly fascinating. An adventure of mind blowing proportions, a tale of leadership and skill.

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  • P. S. Clarke
  • 26-10-2019

Very Interesting

Absolutely fascinating story which was well read by the narrator. Story of highs and lows of a personnel and a group journey through some of the toughest seas on the planet.

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  • Rhys Eilian Thomas
  • 02-03-2019

Loved it!

A fascinating story of courage and adventure. I found it incredibly inspiring. seeing how he built his team from the planning stage to seeing it all coming to fruition was truly interesting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2018

Exceptional.

A must read for anyone into sailing and skippers a yacht. Lessons in leadership. Highly recommend.

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  • PFB
  • 23-04-2018

Great book

Really enjoyed the listen. The person narrating could have done with knowing a bit more about words and phrases for example that a bowman is different to a bow man and an EPIRB is pronounced EPIRB and no need to say E.P.I.R.B. every time. However great listen and would highly recommend

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  • Daithi
  • 14-08-2017

Adventure & Persistence

Persistence and Energy conquer all things. What an outstanding book. I now want to travel around the world on a yacht with Clipper