|Statement||by J. Julius Fanta.|
|LC Classifications||GV829 .F35|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||200|
|LC Control Number||79087923|
A Forbes Best Book of the Year The America’s Cup, first awarded in , is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In , Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been /5(). 39 rows America New York Yacht Club "America's Cup Hall of Fame". Herreshoff Marine . America's Cup winner Conner (The Art of Winning, ) and sailing writer Levitt's history of the most visible race in sailing blends politics, rarified technology, personalities, and a healthy dose of the sport's runic patois in thorough, if prolix, fashion/5(5). America’s Cup, one of the oldest and best-known trophies in international sailing yacht was first offered as the Hundred Guinea Cup on Aug , by the Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain for a race around the Isle of cup was won by the America, a foot (metre) schooner from New York City, and subsequently became known as the America’s Cup.
The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world, first contested in in a race around the Isle of Wight. It could also make a claim to be the most unfair competition in all sport, because the winner (the ‘Defender’) gets to choose the venue for the next edition, and in large part sets the rules of engagement. America's Cup Past Winners-Champions List The America's Cup also famous as "Auld Mug" is a trophy award give to the Winner of match race B/t 2 Sailing Yachts.. One Yacht as the Defender represent the Yacht Club that currently hold the America's Cup title, second one is as Challenger, represent the Yacht club that challenging for The America's Cup. The America's Cup is displayed during last August's World Series event on San Francisco Bay. The Cup finals begin in September. Paul Chinn/The Chronicle. Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the America’s Cup in awe as ORACLE TEAM USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races and successfully defend the most famous trophy in sailing.
This is a good and enjoyable book that describes how Larry Ellison (the "billionaire" head of Oracle) campaigned to win the Americas Cup, with failures in and culminating with a win in The "mechanic" is Norbert Bajurin who, as commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, provided the club required to mount a challenge. Reviews: Shortly after winning the America’s Cup, the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) accepted a challenge from the Golden Gate Yacht Club, putting the wheels in motion for the 32nd America’s Cup. A new Protocol was issued, detailing the plans . LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE LAWSON HISTORY OF THE AMERICA’S CUP. THOMPSON, Winfield M. and LAWSON, Thomas W. The Lawson History of the America’s Cup: A Record of Fifty Years. Boston: (Published for Private Distribution Only by Thomas W. Lawson), Tall, thick quarto, original gilt-stamped pictorial cream cloth, top edge gilt, uncut. The book contends that Oracle Team USA won the 34th America’s Cup by cheating. That would normally be the case, however, this is the America’s Cup .