Thomas J. Lipton’s America’s Cup Campaigns is the saga on one man’s three decade obsession with winning the America’s Cup. This is author Richard V. Simpson’s fifth title concerning the quest for the America’s Cup—the Blue Riband prize for the sport of large ocean racing yachts. In this book, Simpson relates brief stories of some of the most interesting of the early races for the Cup which lead up to the Lipton challenges. The narrative covers the development of the early sloops and schooners from wood, to metal and the challenges faced by designers.
For this narrative Simpson has searched century-old tabloids for early sport writers’ predictions and observation of the contestants; he has resurrected many long-forgotten contemporary accounts relative to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century yachts built especially as America’s Cup racers.
This historical account of the Lipton and Herreshoff face-offs is a sterling read for professional, amateur, and armchair sailor.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Bristol historian Richard V. Simpson is a prolific writer who since 1967 has penned nineteen liberally illustrated East Bay Rhode Island history books, twelve of which deal with Bristol or a Bristol related subject. In this volume Simpson explores changes in the physical appearance of Bristol through circa 1880 stereo view card photos, and photographs snapped in 1903 by kitty Herreshoff DeWolf, which are juxtaposed with contemporary photos by himself and Dr. Zsolt Orban.
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Rhode Island
Series: America Through Time
Images: 30 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)