Winging It: Oracle Team USA's Incredible Comeback to Win the America's Cup provides a stunningly vivid, detailed and authoritative account of the 2013 America’s Cup. Engagingly written and exhaustively researched, Winging It details the epic match between Emirates Team New Zealand and the Oracle Team, including insider accounts of the famous last winner-take-
The 2013 America’s Cup was raced in 72-foot wingsailed catamarans at speeds of 40-50 miles per hour in San Francisco Bay. Designed and engineered by each team, these multihulls were unprecedented, using hydrofoils to race in close quarters around an inshore course, watched by tens of thousands of spectators.
The teams of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s Cup had to overcome technical challenges and discover new ways of sailing their boats, evolving their tactics and crew work on a nearly daily basis. Onshore, organizers worked to re-shape sailing’s most historic competition for the cutting edge of technology, and broke new ground in presenting sailing to a mass audience.
Superbly narrated by noted voice-artist Patrick Conn, New Street Nautical's audio edition of Winging It is "must" listening for all enthusiasts, whether they be cruising sailors, racing sailors, or simply "armchair" sailors.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Diane Swintal has written about yacht and auto racing for 25 years. R. Steven Tsuchiya is a historian and freelance photographer of the America's Cup, a contributor to Sailing World and other yachting publications, and a member of the America's Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Robrt Kamins analyzed the America's Cup for OLN Television and has been a contributor to Cupinfo.com for the past ten years.
Length: 9 Hours, 26 Minutes
Available from Audible, Amazon and iTunes
Digital and Paper Editions Published by International Marine/McGraw Hill Education
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