A warm and intimate portrait of a New England dynasty that has attained the pinnacle of sailing fame and success. The America’s Cup race, held since 1851, is sailing’s most prestigious competition. World-famous sailors like Dennis Conner and Bill Koch made their reputations through the event. There’s one name though that stands head and shoulders above the rest: Herreshoff. From 1893 to 1920, the Herreshoff clan designed and built a succession of undefeated Cup sailboats. While others have focused on the yachts themselves, author Richard Simpson tackles the achievements of seven generations of Herreshoffs.