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The Louis Vuitton Cup: Yacht Racing and the Pursuit of the America's Cup (Hardcover)

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Francois Chevalier is a yacht designer, professor of naval architecture at the University of Nantes, and marine author and artist residing in Paris. His previous books includeJ Class and the collectible America's Cup Yacht Designs.

In the regatta circles, Bruno Trouble is a unmistakable character. An Olympic-level athlete, he began competing for the America’s Cup on board theFrance I. He also competed in the 1980 and 1983 series. From 1983 until 2007, he was the chief organizer of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

John Edwin Bertrand is a legend in yachting, having skippered the Australia IIto victory in the 1983 America's Cup, ending 132 years of American supremacy. Bertrand won the bronze medal in the Finn competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He is a member of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne, Australia, and currently competes in Etchells Class boats. He wrote Born to Win about the 1983 America's Cup victory.
Since 1983, the Louis Vuitton Cup has determined who qualifies to compete for the America’s Cup competition, the world’s most prestigious yachting regatta. The involvement of the world-famous company in the race transformed the match from a friendly competition into an international, modern media event.

Louis Vuitton Cup
tells the story of the America’s Cup, which parallels Louis Vuitton’s expansion from a company that specialized in building travel trunks to its presence as an internationally acclaimed luxury brand. The book traces the trajectory of the Cup, recounting stories of the individual races and victories, from the first in Newport, Rhode Island, to the most recent in Valencia, Spain. It includes profiles of the Cup’s most prominent winners and pays tribute to the world’s most talented yachtsmen and the photographers who, passionate about the sea, helped forge the regatta’s inimitable reputation.

Revised throughout and with 60 additional pages, the new edition covers all of the events that have occurred since the book's initial publication in 2008, presenting a fully up-to-date look at the exciting world of sailing competitions and the world's most coveted sailing trophy.

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ISBN 9781419709913
Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Sailing
Format Hardcover
Pages 260
Publisher Date 2013-06-25 00:00:00.0
Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
Copyright Year 2013
Height 12.5 in
Wdth 10.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 4.15 lb
Language English
Subtitle Yacht Racing and the Pursuit of the America's Cup
Edition Detail Updated
Audience General/trade
Authors Chevalier, Francois
Country of Origin United States

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