By Jimmy Spithill
Jimmy is the world's such a lot winning racing skipper, and at 37 has already reached mythical prestige. In 2013 he led Oracle group united states to victory opposed to New Zealand opposed to vast odds, getting better from 1-8 to win 9-8 (the Wall road Journal known as it 'one of the best comebacks in activities history'), and is the skipper for Oracle's upcoming 2017 America's Cup defence besides.
This is his autobiography, and it opens with a tender Jimmy in clinic approximately to have surgical procedure on his leg, being informed by means of the medical professionals he will by no means be a lot reliable at game. This sparks a life-long selection to end up them improper. He received his first race elderly 10, and utilizing a bank card to pay for trip he went on profitable races everywhere in the nation, after which the area. He debuted within the America's Cup as a skipper at age 20, and after a tricky felony conflict to loose himself from his agreement with the younger Australia crew, he sailed within the subsequent Cups ahead of changing into the youngest ever winner of the America's Cup in 2010, as helmsman and skipper of BMW Oracle group ninety, purely to win it back 3 years later in 2013.
This publication is way from the standard media-trained reputable account you frequently get, specifically within the closed-off global of the America's Cup. Jimmy's open, sincere kind supplies us an extraordinary perception into what is going on within the head of a really centred guy on the best of his video game. it is a rags-to-riches tale of fierce choice, proceedings, seasickness, crashed boats and vehicles, alcohol and profitable opposed to the entire odds. And all of it contributed to turning a quiet, bullied, water-loving blue-collar redhead born in Sydney into certainly one of sailing's greatest rockstars.
A compelling learn, with many classes in management, teamwork and reaching your goals, irrespective of how most unlikely they seem.
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Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey by Jimmy Spithill