The Golden Age of Yachting

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Sailing and Yachting is a history book, quickly tracing yachting from 6000 BC to the era of great steam yachts, before lingering lovingly on not only lifestyles of days gone by, but giving wonderful accounts of some stunning yachts and their races, in what was truly The Golden Age of Yachting...[a] publication that will really appeal to lovers of folklore and traditional sailing.
This volume traces the history of yachting in America and Britain from the 1600 s to the 1920 s. Herreshoff recounts the steam era, the development of the marine steam engine, the origin of the America s Cup, developments in English yachting, and specific yachts, races and types. Many b&w photos and illustrations are provided; no bibliography. The book was first published in 1963 as An Introduction to Yachting and was reprinted in 1980; it now has a new title for his paperback edition. Herreshoff was a yacht designer and the author of The Compleat Cruiser.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092516
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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