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NSHOF Hall of Famer Jim Kilroy Donates Books

Published on June 13th, 2016

Lessons in how to win while racing around the world, and how to use those lessons in business and in life, that is what National Sailing Hall of Famer John B. “Jim” Kilroy’s book, KIALOA US-1: Dare to Win, is all about. The 446-page hardcover book is being made available in cases of 8 books per case and at no cost (only pay for shipping) from the John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation.

Yacht clubs and sailing organizations may sell copies of the book as a fundraiser for their youth programs. Jim views junior sailing programs not only as an opportunity to teach sailing but to teach maturity, competitive friendship, the fundamentals of mathematics and physics and the joy of participation.

Jim Kilroy was born into the Great Depression with a vagrant father, so he knew about hard times. And yet he managed to propel himself into a self-made success story in insurance and commercial real estate. In the mid- to late-1970s and ’80s, everyone in sailing knew about Jim Kilroy and his KIALOA maxi yachts. He was famous for accumulating more sailing trophies and records than just about any other campaign, then or since.

What they may not know is how Jim Kilroy combined his passion for winning and his determination to help those around him succeed into a lifelong string of successes in business and in life. Jim led by example, and his autobiography, KIALOA US-1: Dare to Win, recounts the adventures of the KIALOA teams as they raced around the world and the lessons in business, in sailing and in life that they took away from it all.

Learn more about the book and its stories by visiting the KIALOA – US 1: Dare to Win website companion to the book at www.kialoa-us1.com.

You may order copies of the book through the NSHOF online store. The books are available in cases of 8 books. The books are free; shipping cost is $20 per case.

Click here to go directly to the order page: http://bit.ly/nshof-kialoabook

On September 28, 2014 Jim Kilroy was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, receiving its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. You can read more about Jim’s award and his life story on Jim Kilroy’s Hall of Fame page at www.nshof.org.

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