BORN TO WIN is the breathtaking true story of one man’s struggle to climb the only unconquered Everest in the world of sport – to capture the America’s Cup from the United States. It was a task which no one had ever come even remotely close to achieving in the 132-year history of the international yachting contest.
From every major battle there comes a hero. On September 26,1983, the America’s Cup produced such a hero, its own Sir Gallahad, the tall, smiling, laconic Australian skipper who ultimately emerged victorious. His name is John Bertrand.
BORN TO WIN is the stirring account of his obsession with the trophy, a literary sporting classic from the very heart of our times, a book for everyone. It is a joyous lesson in the cold-blooded art of winning against all possible odds – the human drama of a group of daring men whose search for excellence swept them onto the pages of the history of the Australian nation.
Softcover, 385 pages. In good pre-loved condition with the exception of an old price on first page, wear to the cover and creases to the spine.