A Regatta to Remember – the LVPS in Print. 1

One of Yachtsponsorship.com’s friends – Lynn Fitzpatrick has teamed up with Jürg Kaufmann to produce a book of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. While our digital record will sit in the blogosphere, there will be a place for this kind of yacht racing product for a long while to come.

Lynn writes:

Within hours of the prize giving for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, a 120-page coffee table book with a foreword by regatta organizer, Bruno Troublé, will be available for distribution.

With just the right balance of prose from sailing journalist, Lynn Fitzpatrick, and eye-popping photos from photographer, Jürg Kaufmann, the book is the perfect keepsake for everyone attending this historic match racing event in Auckland, NZ. For those who were not present for five days of practice and 16 days of exciting match racing between world renown skippers, helmsmen, tacticians and crew from 10 teams representing 9 countries, this photo journal allows you to live vicariously.

Auckland loaded up its summer schedule with the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, a regatta extending over three weekends, and numerous other events. Everything from the largest single day regatta on the planet, to an ISDF world championship, to a superyacht regatta, to Auckland’s Anniversary Day added to the frenetic activities in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin. Legendary sailors, VIP’s and fans mixed and mingled at what has been dubbed “The Friendly Games”.

Order your book(s) online at www.RegattaBook.com

About the Collaborators

Lynn Fitzpatrick – American sailing journalist, Lynn has been a competitive sailor for decades. She makes it a point to know the sailors, the boats and the venue at every regatta she attends and watches for shifts in the lead just as astutely as competitors track lifts and headers. Wherever she goes, she tries to raise the profile of sailing and sailors and broaden others’ awareness of our rising stars and sailing as a pastime, sport and catalyst for waterfront development.

Lynn’s articles appear in lifestyle and travel publications as frequently as they do in sailing and yachting journals. Lynn has competed in and covered national, hemispheric, world championship and Olympic regattas for years.
Lynn works for individuals, corporations, classes, regatta organizers, teams and developers.


Jürg Kaufmann – Swiss photographer Jürg Kaufman has been photographing seascapes and sailing events for over a decade. Jürg travels the world as an International Match Racing Umpire and International Judge. With a keen eye toward anticipating intense situations developing on the racecourse, Jürg knows when to have his camera loaded and ready to record the maneuvers and sequences that tell it all.

From rigging up at the Olympic Sailing Regatta to rounding a mark at the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, Jürg’s images follow landside and on the water activities and capture the essence of competitive sailing.

Jürg works for sailing teams, race organizers and commercial and private sponsors.