Kialoa US-1: Dare to win
By Jim Kilroy
Smith/Kerr Associates, Seapoint Books 2012
Hardcover, 447 pages
The yachting world has always been filled with larger-than-life characters, men and women who pursue their passion with intensity and drive. But only a scant few have been as effective in bringing their dreams to fruition as Jim Kilroy.
Born John Beresford Kilroy, his life is a true rags-to-riches American story that will inspire anyone who reads this autobiography. It is the story of one man’s passion to succeed in all things and do so fairly and with grace and respect for others.
Kilroy, whose name has become synonymous with Maxi-yacht ocean racing through his series of five Kialoa Maxi’s with their distinctive “Kilroy was here” logo on the stern tells his story in his own words, with anecdotes from friends, correspondence, photographs, and chart illustrations.
Kilroy’s personal story is engaging, but more important, the book is destined to serve as an important chronicle of yachting history.