Flares Up

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What would drive two middle-aged men to get into a wooden boat and row across an ocean? Paul Hopkins and Phil Pugh did just that over 70 gruelling days as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019 in their boat Dream It, Do It. Flares Up is the inspirational true story of their voyage, a tale of endurance and determination.

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Flares Up is a true story of adventure, tenacity and the capacity of the human spirit to triumph over adversity.

Firefighter Paul Hopkins, 55, survives a brain hemorrhage. The experience motivates him to undertake the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. He teams up with entrepreneur Phil Pugh, who is aged 65 but renowned for undertaking extreme physical challenges in honor of his disabled son.

They encounter major financial and physical setbacks, which cause years of delays and put a strain on both their marriages. Finally, on December 12, 2019, in a fourth-hand 20ft wooden boat, they set off from the Canary Islands.

Violent storms, 30ft waves and equipment failure leave both men seasick, dehydrated and sleep-deprived. Alone on the ocean, they are forced to examine their lives. Was the decision to undertake this challenge brave, selfish or foolish? After 70 days, nine hours and 11 minutes at sea, they cross the finish line, two changed men. Will either of their wives be there to greet them?

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Weight 432 g
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.8 × 3.4 cm
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Paperback

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352

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K

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