“Self-made billionaire and sailing enthusiast Larry Ellison is a man who likes to do things on his own terms. When the snooty St Francis Yacht Club in his home city of San Francisco imposed too many rules on his proposed 2003 Americas Cup bid, Ellison accepted an offer from the neighboring blue-collar Golden Gate club to host the challenge. As this boo
k recounts, the partnership proved a great success, though numerous other obstacles (legal, technical, financial, personal) presented themselves before Ellison’s Oracle multihull finally won the Cup in 2010. It’s a riveting story, curiously populated with New Zealanders – including Anacortes boat builder Mark ‘Tugsy’ Turner, who with his team at Core Builders built two of Ellison’s ultra-high-tech boats on our very own waterfront!”
—Arlene at Watermark Book Company, Anacortes, WA
Sail over to Watermark Book Company to get your copy of this great read.