The America's Cup was originally called the 100 Guinea Cup for a race around an Island in England. The yacht "America" won the race, and the trophy was renamed The America's Cup. Competed for since 1851, it has had an entertaining history, having been sailed in many different styled boats through the years, with 2013 being sailed in San Francisco Bay in 70' hydroplaning catamarans going 45 miles per hour under windspeed only. Look for it this fall, it should be exciting.
The America’s Cup Trophy is in Chicago (for the first time ever) on Thursday, June 20, 2013!
- Look for it on a 4 minute segment on the WGN Midday News program from 11:00am – 12:00pm
- Then 6:30 p.m. at:
The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Buy your book “The Billionaire and the Mechanic” (have it signed by the Author Julian Guthrie who is doing a signing after a reading), the DVD “The Wind Gods” and get a picture of you with the Cup!
The book is about Larry Ellison (3rd richest person in the world, owner of Oracle) coming to Golden Gate Yacht Club asking them to be the challenger of record for the America's Cup 34, some years ago. Commodore Norbert Bajurin is a mechanic. The movie "Wind Gods" is about the last America's Cup 33 where Larry won in Valencia, Spain sailing his mammoth 90-foot trimaran against Alinghi, a 90-foot catamaran, winning it and bringing it back to American waters.
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