“I was so worried, I was physically sick.
I’ve skippered a lot of boats in heavy weather, but I’d never felt like this before.

The only thought in my mind was that people die in conditions like this.”

30,000 Copies Sold Worldwide & Featured In

 
 

Team Spirit: Life and Leadership On One Of The World’s Toughest Yacht Races.

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.

Published by Bloomsbury in 2012, Team Spirit has become a valuable resource for skippers and business leaders alike and has been featured in Economia, The Sunday Times and numerous yachting publications.

Team Spirit: Life and Leadership on one of the world’s toughest yacht races.

Having never written anything longer than a university essay, I decided to write a book about my round the world race experience and the leadership lessons I learned along the way. I only gave myself 8 weeks to do it – a challenging deadline, but nothing compared to the pressures of ocean racing.

Published by Bloomsbury in 2012, Team Spirit has become a valuable resource for skippers and business leaders alike and has been featured in Economia, The Sunday Times and numerous yachting publications.

“All skippers, no matter how humble their aspirations, should read Team Spirit; so should every captain of industry. I challenge anyone placed in authority over their fellows to search their hearts and say they have picked up nothing from this book. 
It’s not going to happen.”

– Yachting World

“A really great read for anyone interested in team performance at the very highest level, coupled with a fascinating insight into human endeavour in a pressure cooker environment.”

– Henley Business School

Praise for Team Spirit

“All skippers, no matter how humble their aspirations, should read Team Spirit; so should every captain of industry. I challenge anyone placed in authority over their fellows to search their hearts and say they have picked up nothing from this book.

It’s not going to happen.”

“A really great read for anyone interested in team performance at the very highest level, coupled with a fascinating insight into human endeavour in a pressure cooker environment.”

‘”Raw, gripping and brutally honest, Hall reveals how he learned as much from his mistakes as his successes”

The perfect delegate gift for your next event

Team Spirit is the perfect gift to accompany Brendan’s keynote. All the lessons, themes and take-away messages are expanded in detail, within a thrilling sailing narrative.

Brendan signs and individually dedicates each copy with a personal message, for that extra-special touch. Give the delegates at your next event something really memorable to take home with them.

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