“Project Cheers” by Tom Follett, Dick Newick, and Jim Morris was recently (finally!) republished by Port Townsend Watercraft! Cheers, the first modern proa, was designed and built specifically for the 1968 Observer Solo Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) and finished third overall, beating out several larger and significantly more expensive rivals.
I finished reading the book within 24 hours of getting it, and I have to say it’s not only a great read, but it’s full of really useful information and experiences about Cheers and sailing in a proa in general. I’d recommend the book to anyone who’s interested in proas!