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The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup, Twice

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Expanded to include the behind-the-scenes story of the 34th Americas Cup and Team USAs incredible comeback

Down eight-to-one in the 34th Americas Cup in September 2013, Oracle Team USA pulled off a comeback for the ages, with eight straight wins against Emirates Team New Zealand. Julian Guthries The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of how a car mechanic and one of the worlds richest men teamed up to win the worlds greatest race. With a lengthy new section on the 34th Americas Cup, Guthrie also shows how they did it again.

The Americas Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car mechanic and Commodore of the blue-collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. After unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, they won for the first time in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the athletes who race them and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia.

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Includes a new afterword on the 2013 Americas Cup

The Americas Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, 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 named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Julian Guthries The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership—and friendship—between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and its competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarellis Team Alinghi, throwing readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia, Spain.

A Forbes Best Book of the Year

About the Author

Julian Guthrie is an award-winning journalist and staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the author of The Grace of Everyday Saints: How a Band of Believers Lost Their Church and Found Their Faith. She lives in Mill Valley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802121363
Author:
Guthrie, Julian
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Nautical-Sailing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.5 in

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Includes a new afterword on the 2013 Americas Cup

The Americas Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, 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 named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Julian Guthries The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership—and friendship—between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and its competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarellis Team Alinghi, throwing readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia, Spain.

A Forbes Best Book of the Year

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