The Volvo Ocean Race: Round the World 2001-2002. Imagine circumnavigating the globe, covering 32,700 nautical miles over 10 months in a 64-foot racing yacht. You sail through four oceans and stop at 10 ports on vive continents, through some of the fiercest weather and roughest water on earth. Fighting Finish combines comprehensive coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002 with a detailed account of the contest that began as a challenge over a pint in a pub, and has evolved into the world's most celebrated ocean yacht race. Written by America's Cup Winner Gary Jobson and illustrated with photographs from Rick Tomlinson and many other prestigious sailing photographers, Fighting Finish presents an inside look at the history of the race, the teams vying for the honor of winning The Volvo Ocean Race, and complete coverage of the race itself. 168 pages. Hardcover.