Louis Vuitton Cup (Updated Edition) Yacht Racing and the Pursuit of the America's Cup
The Louis Vuitton Cup (Updated Edition)
Yacht Racing and the Pursuit of the America's Cup
By Francois Chevalier, and Bruno Troublé
Foreword by John Bertrand
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: June 25, 2013
  • Price: $80.00
  • Trim Size: 9 14 x 12 14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0991-7
  • EAN: 9781419709913
  • Page Count: 260
  • Illustrations: 200 color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

Since 1983, the Louis Vuitton Cup has determined who qualifies to compete for the America’s Cup competition, the world’s most prestigious yachting regatta. The involvement of the world-famous company in the race transformed the match from a friendly competition into an international, modern media event.

Louis Vuitton Cup
tells the story of the America’s Cup, which parallels Louis Vuitton’s expansion from a company that specialized in building travel trunks to its presence as an internationally acclaimed luxury brand. The book traces the trajectory of the Cup, recounting stories of the individual races and victories, from the first in Newport, Rhode Island, to the most recent in Valencia, Spain. It includes profiles of the Cup’s most prominent winners and pays tribute to the world’s most talented yachtsmen and the photographers who, passionate about the sea, helped forge the regatta’s inimitable reputation.

Revised throughout and with 60 additional pages, the new edition covers all of the events that have occurred since the book's initial publication in 2008, presenting a fully up-to-date look at the exciting world of sailing competitions and the world's most coveted sailing trophy.

About the authors

Francois Chevalier is a yacht designer, professor of naval architecture at the University of Nantes, and marine author and artist residing in Paris. His previous books include J Class and the collectible America's Cup Yacht Designs.

In the regatta circles, Bruno Troublé is a unmistakable character. An Olympic-level athlete, he began competing for the America’s Cup on board the France I. He also competed in the 1980 and 1983 series. From 1983 until 2007, he was the chief organizer of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

John Edwin Bertrand is a legend in yachting, having skippered the Australia II to victory in the 1983 America's Cup, ending 132 years of American supremacy. Bertrand won the bronze medal in the Finn competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He is a member of the Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne, Australia, and currently competes in Etchells Class boats. He wrote Born to Win about the 1983 America's Cup victory.