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By Jimmy Spithill

ISBN-10: 1472948076

ISBN-13: 9781472948076

ISBN-10: 1472948297

ISBN-13: 9781472948298

If Ben Ainslie manages to win the correct to compete for the America's Cup in 2017, Jimmy Spithill is the fellow he will be up opposed to.

Jimmy is the world's so much winning racing skipper, and at 37 has already reached mythical prestige. In 2013 he led Oracle group united states to victory opposed to New Zealand opposed to mammoth odds, convalescing from 1-8 to win 9-8 (the Wall road Journal referred to as it 'one of the best comebacks in activities history'), and is the skipper for Oracle's upcoming 2017 America's Cup defence besides.

This is his autobiography, and it opens with a tender Jimmy in sanatorium approximately to have surgical procedure on his leg, being instructed by way of the medical professionals he will by no means be a lot stable at activity. This sparks a life-long choice to end up them flawed. He gained his first race elderly 10, and utilizing a bank card to pay for commute he went on profitable races all around the kingdom, after which the area. He debuted within the America's Cup as a skipper at age 20, and after a difficult felony conflict to loose himself from his agreement with the younger Australia workforce, he sailed within the subsequent Cups ahead of turning into the youngest ever winner of the America's Cup in 2010, as helmsman and skipper of BMW Oracle crew ninety, merely to win it back 3 years later in 2013.

This e-book is much from the standard media-trained reputable account you regularly get, specially within the closed-off global of the America's Cup. Jimmy's open, sincere sort offers us a unprecedented perception into what is going on within the head of a really concentrated guy on the best of his online game. it is a rags-to-riches tale of fierce selection, proceedings, seasickness, crashed boats and automobiles, alcohol and successful opposed to all of the odds. And all of it contributed to turning a quiet, bullied, water-loving blue-collar redhead born in Sydney into one among sailing's greatest rockstars.

A compelling learn, with many classes in management, teamwork and attaining your goals, irrespective of how very unlikely they seem.

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