Have you ever wondered what on earth the commentators are talking about when you watch the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup races? Just which side of the boat is starboard?
Penny Whiting has written this book with those who are not regular sailing people in mind. It's a book for those of us who love to watch the yachts but find the terminology and the format of the America's Cup confusing.
Find out how the Challenger Series is run, some of the history of the Cup,who does what on the yachts, and what terms like 'winward' and 'mainsail' mean in this quick reference guide to yachts, the races, the courses and the people.
* What is the America's Cup? * The teams for 2003 * Who makes the rules? * The races * Rules of interest * Why is the yacht sailing that way? * Some start line terminology * The yachts * The crew * The course * A short history of the America's Cup * A beginner's guide to sailing terminology