Author(s): Bob Fisher
"Sailing on the Edge" is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at the race that has inspired sports enthusiasts and nations alike for more than 150 years. This ultimate treasury of the America's Cup explores the sport's rich history, tracing its evolution to becoming the most riveting race on the water with the most coveted prize. Recent advancements in technology and design have revolutionized the sport like never before, making the 2013 34th America's Cup the most thrilling race to date.
The 34th America's Cup brings the international competition back to the United States for the first time in eighteen years, and the stunning San Francisco Bay provides the backdrop the two final stages. Two new classes of boats will debut--the AC45 catamarans and the AC72s, both more powerful and more demanding, resulting in an evermore-spectacular competition. "Sailing on the Edge" covers it all, from the science behind the shipbuilding to the artistry and strength of the skippers and their teams.
Bob Fisher is a world-renowned sailing journalist, correspondent for the "Guardian" and "Observer, " and author of several books, including a two-volume history of the America's Cup, "An Absorbing Interest." He lives in Lymington, England.
Kimball Livingston has been covering sailing in the Bay Area since the 1970s. Editor-at-large for "Sail Magazine" and author of "Sailing the Bay, " Livingston has established himself as the voice for San Francisco's sailing culture. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Roger Vaughn has been covering the America's Cup since the 1960s, publishing features in "Life, Sail Magazine, Sailing World," and "The Yacht." He is also the author of several books, including "America's Cup XXVII, The Official Record." He lives in Oxford, Maryland.
Photos by an internationally renowned team of photographers edited by Sharon Green. For over three decades Green has captured the excitement and beauty of sailboat racing with unmistakable style. Her photos are a sublime exercise in color and light, resulting in compositions more analogous to art than sports photography. Widely known for her spectacular "Ultimate Sailing" calendars, Sharon is putting her fine photos and discerning eye to work on her forthcoming book, "30 Years of Ultimate Sailing."