The Voice of Sailing
Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world’s most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies – a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing.
Also, his five most recent books dealing with Australian maritime history: ‘Bligh – Master Mariner’, ‘Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia’, ‘Cook – from Sailor to Legend’, ‘The First Fleet’ and ‘Great South Land’ achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.
Rob has recently published his 16th book, ‘Under Full Sail’. It tells the story the era of the majestic clipper ships, their impact on the gold rushes in Australia and America, and the role they played in transforming Australia from a convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to these migrant ships of the mid to late 19th century.
Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.