America's Cup: Trials and Triumphs [NOOK Book]

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The America's Cup: Trials and Triumphs is a concise history of some of the most interesting of the international struggles for possession of the acclaimed Cup. But more than that, Simpson writes about the ingenuity and technical advancements made over the years in hull and sail design for swift oceangoing sailing yachts. Not satisfied by relating only the history of the America's Cup challenges and defenses, Simpson illustrates some of the interesting events that have changed commercial sailing into the popular ...
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America's Cup: Trials and Triumphs

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Overview

The America's Cup: Trials and Triumphs is a concise history of some of the most interesting of the international struggles for possession of the acclaimed Cup. But more than that, Simpson writes about the ingenuity and technical advancements made over the years in hull and sail design for swift oceangoing sailing yachts. Not satisfied by relating only the history of the America's Cup challenges and defenses, Simpson illustrates some of the interesting events that have changed commercial sailing into the popular sport of sailboat racing. A sport that was once the singular pleasure of wealthy barons of industry is now enjoyed by thousands of middle-class citizens from many nations with access to the sea. Also included in this volume are sailing techniques, maneuvers and useful nautical terminology.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012489319
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Richard V. Simpson is a native Rhode Islander who has always lived within walking distance to Narragansett Bay; first in the Edgewood section of Cranston and in Bristol, where he has lived since 1960. A graphic designer by trade, he has worked in advertising, printing, display and textile design studios. After retiring in 1996 from a twenty-nine-year Federal Civil Service career with the U.S. Navy in Newport, he began a second career as an author of books on subjects of historical interest in Rhode Island's East Bay, with his principal focus on Bristol.
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