R.V. Simpson's new America's Cup title published
In his new America’s Cup narrative, The Quest for the America's Cup: Sailing to Victory, author Richard V. Simpson relates stories of the most interesting, sometimes obscure but exceedingly exciting chapters in America’s Cup history. Included are profiles of some of the men-of-means who propelled the Cup challenges and defenses into the realm of the world’s most prestigious sporting event.
This is Simpson’s seventeenth published title and his fourth with the America’s Cup as its subject. For this history, Simpson delved into his forty-year accumulation of America's Cup articles buried in long neglected nineteenth-century periodicals. The result of his research is the shedding of new light upon long forgotten details and sport writer’s commentary about the early quests for the coveted Cup. This vivid, fact-filled 128-page book is enhanced by exciting descriptions of the yachts, the races and profiles of the colorful personalities who lusted to capture the greatest of yacht racing prizes; it is abundantly illustrated with 70 vintage photographs, engravings, drawings and 12 full color photographs of 12-meter yachts struggling for yachting’s holy grail.
This book will arrest the interest of Cup historians, armchair mariners, and anyone who has ever felt the lure, romance and beauty of sail.