Monday, November 04, 2013

Great Sailing Book: The Billionaire and the Mechanic

I am reading a great book about the last 15 years of Larry Ellison's campaign towards winning the Americas Cup in SF.  It a fascinating look at how the marriage of the Golden Gate Yacht Club and Team Oracle came to be.  One of the things that strikes me about sail racing is the amount of jerks that are top dogs in the racing circuit.  Over inflated egos, a-holes and dicks abound.  It makes for a very good read, however.  This is an awesome book and one that any sailor interested in the A-Cup should read.  Download it to your  phone, tablet or Kindle and enjoy!

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