For the layman as well as for the experienced sailor and yachtsman, this book has everything that you need to know about the Olympic sailing events that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in l996. Topics included are the history of sailing in and around Savannah; sailing clubs, marinas, and shipyards; the history of Olympic sailing; what it takes to get to the Olympics; profiles of and talks with US and foreign medalists; descriptions and histories of the Olympic classes of sailboats; a guide to the courses and venues; Olympic ideals and sportsmanship; the Olympic sailing committees and other sailing organisations; the rules of Olympic racing; and a glossary of sailing terms. An avid sailor his whole life, John Rumsey was associated with North Sails for twenty-five years and was skipper of the HMS Bounty for six years. He is a member of the San Francisco and San Diego yacht clubs, and of US Sailing, for which he is a judge. His racing experience has included the Sydney-Hobart Race, the Transatlantic Race, the Bermuda Race (four times), the Transpac (nine times), and fifteen SORC's.