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The Billionaire and the Mechanic

How Larry Ellison And A Car Mechanic Teamed Up To Win Sailing's Greatest Race, The America's Cup

By Julian Guthrie

A Forbes Best Book of the Year

The America’s Cup, first awarded in 1851, is the oldest trophy in international sports, and one of the most hotly contested. In 2000, Larry Ellison, co-founder and billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, decided to run for the coveted prize and found an unlikely partner in Norbert Bajurin, a car radiator mechanic who had recently been named Commodore of the blue collar Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Julian Guthrie’s The Billionaire and the Mechanic tells the incredible story of the partnership between Larry and Norbert, their unsuccessful runs for the Cup in 2003 and 2007, and their victory in 2010. With unparalleled access to Ellison and his team, Guthrie takes readers inside the design and building process of these astonishing boats, and the management of the passionate athletes who race them. She traces the bitter rivalries between Oracle and their competitors, including Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli’s Team Alinghi, and throws readers into exhilarating races from Australia and New Zealand to Valencia, Spain.

The Billionaire and the Mechanic is a must-read for anyone interested in the race or this remarkable story.

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2013

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9780802121356


Format: Book
Author: Guthrie, Julian
Summary: Details the partnership between Larry Ellison, billionaire CEO of Oracle Corrporation, and blue-collar mechanic Norbert Bajurin, offering a glimpse into their runs for the America's Cup and the design and building of these boats.
Title: The billionaire and the mechanic : how Larry Ellison and a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's Cup / Julian Guthrie.
Publisher Date: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2013.
Subject: Ellison, Larry Bajurin, Norbert. America's Cup Yacht racing Yachts -- Design and construction.
Isbn: 9780802121356 0802121357
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 797.14 Gut
Oclc: 842283801
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Bib Id: 439490

Format: Book
Author: Guthrie, Julian
Summary: Details the partnership between Larry Ellison, billionaire CEO of Oracle Corrporation, and blue-collar mechanic Norbert Bajurin, offering a glimpse into their runs for the America's Cup and the design and building of these boats.
Title: The billionaire and the mechanic : how Larry Ellison and a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's Cup / Julian Guthrie.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2013.
Description: ix, 323 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Ellison, Larry
Subjects: Bajurin, Norbert.
Subjects: America's Cup
Subjects: Yacht racing
Subjects: Yachts -- Design and construction.
LCCN: bl2013021928
ISBN: 9780802121356
ISBN: 0802121357
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 797.14 Gut