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America's Cup San Francisco: The Official Guideby Kimball Livingston
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Americas Cup San Francisco: The Official Race Book offers a thrilling look at the race that has inspired sports enthusiasts and nations alike for more than 160 years. With a distinct focus on San Francisco, this souvenir book follows the quest for the worlds oldest trophy as it unfolds in the blustery and iconic waters of the San Francisco Bay.
Americas Cup San Francisco covers it all, from the story of bringing the worlds oldest sporting trophy to the Golden Gate Yacht Club and building the new-look Americas Cup organization, to the launching of the remarkable AC72s. Get to know the skippers and crews who wield these powerful catamarans, and learn how the worlds best sailors harness the elements to make their boats fly. Complete with race maps, full-color photographs, and illustrations, Americas Cup San Francisco: The Official Race Book is the ultimate guide to the 34th Americas Cup.
Americas Cup San Francisco covers it all, from the story of bringing the worlds oldest sporting trophy to the Golden Gate Yacht Club and building the new-look Americas Cup organization, to the launch of the AC72s—the fastest, most demanding catamarans on the planet. Get to know the teams who wield these powerful boats, the design challenges behind their build, and how the worlds best sailors harness the elements to make them fly.
With a distinct focus on San Francisco, this souvenir keepsake not only follows the quest for the worlds oldest trophy as it unfolds in the blustery winds and beautiful waters of San Francisco Bay, but also offers a unique perspective on neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city. Complete with photographs from the worlds foremost marine photographers and a removable race map, Americas Cup San Francisco: The Official Guide is the ultimate companion to the 34th Americas Cup.
About the Author
Kimball Livingston has been covering sailing in the Bay Area since the 1970s. Editor-at-large for Sail Magazine and author of Sailing the Bay, Livingston has established himself as the voice for San Franciscos sailing culture. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Roger Vaughan has been covering the Americas Cup since the 1960s, publishing features in Life, Sail Magazine, Sailing World, and The Yacht. He is also the author of several books, including Americas Cup XXVII, The Official Record. He lives in Oxford, Maryland.
Photo editor of Sailing on the Edge, Sharon Green is known for her spectacular Ultimate Sailing calendars, and is currently working on her highly anticipated book, 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Gilles Martin-Raget is the official photographer for Americas Cup 34, and is frequently published in many prominent sailing magazines, including Yachting World and Nautique. He lives in Marseille, France.
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