The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup, Twice Guthrie, Julian

The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup, Twice

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Expanded to include the behind-the-scenes story of the 34th America's Cup and Team USA's incredible comeback Down eight-to-one in the 34th America's Cup in September 2013, Oracle Team USA pulled off a comeback for the ages, with eight straight wins against Emirates Team New Zealand. Julian Guthrie's The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of how a car mechanic and one of the world's richest men teamed up to win the world's greatest race. With a lengthy new section on the 34th America's Cup, Guthrie also shows how they did it again.

The America's Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car mechanic and Commodore of the blue-collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. After unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, they won for the first time in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the athletes who race them and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780802121363
BY (AUTHOR) Guthrie, Julian
PUBLISHER : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 17, 2014
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 211 mm x 137 mm
WEIGHT : 408 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Sports & Active outdoor recreation
DESCRIPTION : Expanded to include the behind-the-scenes story of the 34th America's Cup and Team USA's incredible comeback Down eight-to-one in the 34th America's Cup in September 2013, Oracle Team USA pulled off a comeback for the ages, with eight straight wins against Emirates Team New Zealand. Julian Guthrie's The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of how a car mechanic and one of the world's richest men teamed up to win the world's greatest race. With a lengthy new section on the 34th America's Cup, Guthrie also shows how they did it again.The America's Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car mechanic and Commodore of the blue-collar Golden Gate Yacht Club. After unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, they won for the first time in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the building process of these astonishing boats and the lives of the athletes who race them and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia to Valencia. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780802121363 BY (AUTHOR) Guthrie, Julian PUBLISHER : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 17, 2014 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 211 mm x 137 mm WEIGHT : 408 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Sports & Active outdoor recreation