"The design and tactical battles that led to the most gratifying America’s Cup in historic previous are specified by meticulous factor in Winging It: Oracle Workforce USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend The America’s Cup. Written by three veteran crusing journalists, Winging It provides an insider’s check out the expert crusing enterprise and the America’s Cup, from how the seventy two-foot cats turned the boat of choice — one early requirement: That that they had to have the alternative to be disassembled and transported in commonplace supply containers — to the design modifications Oracle made in the later ranges of the assortment to bounce once more from an eight:1 deficit and retain the Cup (not rather a lot aside from some minor tinkering with the rudder)."
"Whether or not or not you are a casual fan or a die-arduous America's Cup follower, you're attainable to get pleasure from 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 technique by means of Oracle Workforce USA's unimaginable comeback in San Francisco in September 2013."
"Winging It holds a spot on my bookshelf that is inside simple attain. It has flip into the go-to book on the thirty fourth America’s Cup as a means of shortly checking a reality, or time sequence or some side of the Cup that has end up to be a bit of fuzzy even after this short passage of time. It ought to have a spot in everyone's laptop computer pc kitbag, each as a quick study in a spare second, or as a important reference."
A miracle on the water
Lots of of hundreds of crusing lovers and casual followers alike watched the America’s Cup in awe as the ORACLE TEAM USA trailing one degree to New Zealand’s eight, was first to the finish line in eight consecutive races. This miracle triumph left many questioning "How did they do it?"
The options come collectively in Winging It, with insights from naval architects and builders on their radical boat designs, the penalties of racing these untested boats, and explanations of how the foils and wingsails—not typically seen on boats sooner than—work. The book explores the impact of events that led up to the Cup, along with how a sudden capsize threw the entire event into doubt sooner than the 2013 America’s Cup lastly delivered an epic finale. Prime sailors share their tales, along with the victorious Jimmy Spithill on USA 17 and the shockingly defeated ETNZ skipper Dean Barker.
That’s the story of an historic win that goes previous the emotions of the day to make clear how the many months of innovation, evaluation, trials, and failures helped protected the Cup in the final race on September 25.
- File Size: 67685 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (December 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 19, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H878QAO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Not Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Screen Reader: Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled