Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

by Jimmy Spithill


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472948076
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 650,883
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Spithill is 38, but is already a two-time winner of the America's Cup and one of the most famous sailors in the world. In 2013 he led his team to what the Wall Street Journal called “one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.” Oracle Team USA was down 8-1, before rallying for eight consecutive wins to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand 9-8. In 2017, the story ended differently and in Chasing the Cup, Spithill tells us why.

When he's not training with a team, Spithill takes a keen interest in flying--he's flown with the Blue Angels, the Red Bull Flying Bulls, and holds his private pilot license. He is also an accomplished amateur boxer and has completed two Molokai to Oahu stand-up paddle crossings.


Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Prologue: The Greatest of Comebacks ix

1 'It Is Unlikely He Will Ever Be Any Good at Sports…' 1

2 'I Am Going to Sail in the America's Cup' 5

3 Dodging a Bullet 17

4 Some of Life's Lessons 31

5 Mixing It with the Silver Spooners 41

6 The Door Opens to the America's Cup 49

7 Big Hopes, Small Bucks 59

8 Kicking Down the Door to the America's Cup 69

9 California Girl 79

10 Parenthood 87

11 Learning from Luna Rossa 93

12 Dogzilla 99

13 Winning Our Way to the White House 105

14 Heroes, Hunting and Nakedness 117

15 Death and Destruction 123

16 Rolling with the Punches 139

17 Winning the Unwinnable 145

18 Comeback Consequences 159

19 Bermuda 165

20 Close to Losing a Wing 175

21 The Match 181

22 Now What? 191

Thank-Yous 195

Favourite Words 197

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Anonymous 7 months ago
Easy read and interestingly done. Nice way to get to know him and get behind the scenes for the Americas Cup!