The Brilliance of Sunbeams

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A beautifully illustrated look at the history, stories and characters behind this classic yachting keelboat.

The Sunbeam class was designed 84 years ago, and are still classic boats – made of wood and beautifully crafted. Raced in Chichester harbour and Falmouth, this is a collection of photographs from the beginning – early photos in black and white, and modern photos in full colour. There is also a full ...

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Overview

A beautifully illustrated look at the history, stories and characters behind this classic yachting keelboat.

The Sunbeam class was designed 84 years ago, and are still classic boats – made of wood and beautifully crafted. Raced in Chichester harbour and Falmouth, this is a collection of photographs from the beginning – early photos in black and white, and modern photos in full colour. There is also a full history of the class – anecdotes, stories, sinkings, races, and some of the characters that sailed these delightful boats.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780955143205
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 9.41 (w) x 13.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Age of Elegance.

2. First boats, First owners, First rules.

3. Growing popularity in Falmouth.

4. Solent Pre-war.

5. Quiet Post-war Years.

6. Class Revival.

7. New Bbuild.

8. Exploits, Triumphs and Disasters.

9. Sunbeams go Cruising.

10. Solent Sunbeam racing - Old times.

11. Solent Sunbeam racing - Modern times.

12. Regattas, Parties and Friendships.

13. Perfect Place for Sunbeams?

14. From 1923 to a 21st Century Modern Classic.

15. What a Sunbeams does to People.

Appendix: Boat by Boat.

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