World renowned sailors to famous people, old salts love it too ... get your copy before they are all gone! A true story with over 100 images about an incredibly successful, diminutive ocean racing yacht, her adventures, her trials and tribulations. She is one of the greatest yachts in modern racing history! For all the crew who sailed on imp and David Allen’s predecessor, Improbable, all agree that their adventures served as crucibles in passages to man-hood, self-discovery and self-confidence. Both were magical boats that afforded lifetime peak experiences. In the hero’s journey, these two boats served each of us to our “Call to Adventure.”
The Legend of imp captures how her crew met, came together as a team, her roots and links into yacht racing history and San Francisco Bay racing history during one of the most exciting eras to be involved in offshore racing.
The 40-foot boat designed by Kiwi Ron Holland for David Allen of Belvedere, California took the yacht-racing world by storm from her launch in January 1977. She has had a magical life through seven different owners over a 33-year life span and is still winning races today. She spawned a large family of clones and pseudo clones, all seeking a piece of her magic. None could recapture it.
Read what the critics had to say!
"Part-memoir part-biography ... one of the most successful yachts in sailing history!"
John Rousmaniere Author: Fastnet Force 10, After the Storm, a Berth to Bermuda and many other books
"I followed imp as a journalist... a boat and crew that were larger than life! Now we all get to go on the wild ride!"
Kimball Livingston Editor-at-Large, Sail Magazine
Author: Sailing the Bay