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Superdocious! : Racing Insights and Revelations from Legendary Olympic Sailor Rodney Pattisson
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Rodney Pattisson MBE, the three-time Olympic medallist and multi-world champion, is an iconic figure within the sailing world. A world champion 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 only in the challenger finals by Alan Bond's eventual winner, Australia II.
A perfectionist when it comes to preparation, and passionate about speed on the water, Rodney'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, Rodney has always kept his own council and the media at arm's length, seeing press attention as an unwanted distraction from winning. His 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 had to face on the way.
This is an explosive commentary, with a foreword by Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, on a lifetime of remarkable achievements in an international sport that Rodney 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.