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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 16 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America's Cup (Hardcover)
Disclosure - I work for Oracle (I bought the book though)

Great story about the America's Cup and the twists and turns of putting a team together and competing.

You also get some insights in Mr Ellison's life and thought processes along the way but it's really about putting teams together, racing boats and turning a boat race into worldwide spectacle and the differences between financing and helming/crewing on a boat.

I used to sail & race dinghies & yachts but you don't need to race boats to get this book (though it would help if you know the sharp end from the blunt end as there are some race descriptions which really come to life if you have sailed yourself).

Many favorite parts of this book but I don't wish to spoil it.

I would buy this book again / recommend it.
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