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  • Format: Hardbound
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  • Published on: 7/2/2013
  • ISBN: 9781608872060
  • Pages: 232
  • Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75
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Sailing on the Edge America's Cup

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Product Description

Sailing on the Edge is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the race that has inspired sports enthusiasts and nations alike for more than 150 years. This ultimate treasury of the America’s Cup explores the sport’s rich history, tracing its evolution to becoming the most riveting race on the water with the most coveted prize. Recent advancements in technology and design have revolutionized the sport like never before, making the 2013 34th America’s Cup the most thrilling race to date.

The 34th America’s Cup brings the international competition back to the United States for the first time in eighteen years, and the stunning San Francisco Bay provides the backdrop for the two final stages. Two new classes of boats will debut—the AC45 catamarans and the AC72s, both more powerful and more demanding, resulting in an ever more spectacular competition. Sailing on the Edge covers it all, from the science behind the shipbuilding to the artistry and strength of the skippers and their teams.

About the Author

Bob Fisher, Author: Bob Fisher is a world-renowned sailing journalist, correspondent for the Guardian and Observer, and author of several books, including a two-volume history of the America’s Cup, An Absorbing Interest. He lives in Lymington, England.

Kimball Livingston, 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 Francisco’s sailing culture. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Roger Vaughan, Contributor: Roger Vaughan has been covering the America’s Cup since the 1960s, publishing features in Life, Sail Magazine, Sailing World, and The Yacht. He is also the author of several books, including America’s Cup XXVII, The Official Record. He lives in Oxford, Maryland.

Sharon Green, Contributor: For over three decades Sharon Green has captured the excitement and beauty of sailboat racing with unmistakable style. Her photos are a sublime exercise in color and light, resulting in compositions more analogous to art than sports photography. Her spectacular Ultimate Sailing calendars have gained an international reputation for excellence and are sought after by sailors, photographers, and sports enthusiasts.