America's Cup San Francisco

The Official Guide

Written By: Kimball Livingston, Roger Vaughan, Sharon Green, Gilles Martin-Raget
America’s Cup San Francisco covers it all, from the story of bringing the world’s oldest sporting trophy to the Golden Gate Yacht Club and building the new-look America’s Cup organization, to the launch of the AC72s—the fastest, most demanding catamarans on the planet. Get to know the teams who wield these powerful boats, the design challenges behind their build, and how the world’s best sailors harness the elements to make them fly.

With a distinct focus on San Francisco, this souvenir keepsake not only follows the quest for the world’s oldest trophy as it unfolds in the blustery winds and beautiful waters of San Francisco Bay, but also offers a unique perspective on neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city. Complete with photographs from the world’s foremost marine photographers and a removable race map, America’s Cup San Francisco: The Official Guide is the ultimate companion to the 34th America’s Cup.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 7/23/2013
ISBN: 9781608872480
Pages: 104
Trim Size: 8.5 x 11 x .8

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Kimball Livingston, Author: 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 Vaughan, Contributor: Roger Vaughan 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.

Sharon Green, Photographer: For over three decades Sharon 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. Her spectacular Ultimate Sailing calendars have gained an international reputation for excellence and are sought after by sailors, photographers, and sports enthusiasts.

Gilles Martin-Raget, Photographer: Gilles Martin-Raget is the official photographer for America’s Cup 34, and is frequently published in many prominent sailing magazines, including Yachting World and Nautique. He lives in Marseille, France.