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Winging It: ORACLE TEAM USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend the America's Cup


  


 : Winging It: ORACLE TEAM USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend the America's Cup

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: International Marine Publishing Co
EAN: 9780071834124
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0071834125
Item Dimensions: 9007408540
Label: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
MPN: illustrations
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Studio: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press




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"The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America’s Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in Winging It: Oracle Team USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend The America’s Cup. Written by three veteran sailing journalists, Winging It provides an insider’s look at the professional sailing business and the America’s Cup, from how the 72-foot cats became the boat of choice ― one early requirement: They had to be able to be disassembled and transported in standard shipping containers ― to the design modifications Oracle made in the later stages of the series to bounce back from an 8:1 deficit and retain the Cup (not much besides some minor tinkering with the rudder)."
-Forbes



"Whether you are a casual fan or a die-hard America's Cup follower, you're likely to enjoy Winging It. The three authors-all accredited journalists who spent many, many hours in the America's Cup Media Center-will take you from the origins of the America's Cup in 1851 all the way through Oracle Team USA's incredible comeback in San Francisco in September 2013."
-CupExperience.com



"Winging It holds a place on my bookshelf that is within easy reach. It has become the go-to book on the 34th America’s Cup as a means of quickly checking a fact, or time sequence or some aspect of the Cup that has become a little fuzzy even after this short passage of time. It should have a place in everyone's laptop kitbag, either as a quick read in a spare moment, or as a serious reference."
-Sail-World.com



A miracle on the water



Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the America’s Cup in awe as the ORACLE TEAM USA trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight, was first to the finish line in eight consecutive races. This miracle triumph left many wondering "How did they do it?"



The answers come together in Winging It, with insights from naval architects and builders on their radical boat designs, the consequences of racing these untested boats, and explanations of how the foils and wingsails―rarely seen on boats before―work. The book explores the impact of events that led up to the Cup, including how a sudden capsize threw the entire event into doubt before the 2013 America’s Cup ultimately delivered an epic finale. Top sailors share their stories, including the victorious Jimmy Spithill on USA 17 and the shockingly defeated ETNZ skipper Dean Barker.



This is the story of an historic win that goes beyond the emotions of the day to explain how the many months of innovation, research, trials, and failures helped secure the Cup in the final race on September 25.







 



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