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The Wianno Senior Story will fascinate anyone interested in the history of American small-boat racing and of Cape Cod. Designed and built by the Crosbys of Osterville, the Wianno Senior was first launched in 1914. With its centerboard and gaff rig, the boat soon proved perfectly adapted to the shallow, current-swept waters of Nantucket Sound. Now, a hundred years later, the Wianno Senior is still flourishing, among the longest-lived one-designs in America. Many are familiar with the boat because President John F. Kennedy owned one. But that's just one aspect of this wide-ranging, centennial history. Here is the Wianno Senior seen through the eyes of a writer widely recognized for his devotion to the history of American yachting and small craft, his careful research, and his storytelling skills. The book is profusely illustrated with important historical images and the photographs of several of today s most accomplished yachting photographers. The Wianno Senior Story will find a homeport on the bookshelf of anyone who appreciates beautiful boats, Cape Cod, and a tale well-told.
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“...the Wianno Senior holds to its course, providing daunting starts and dramatic finishes, good sport upwind and downwind, a snug cabin for sudden squalls and weekend cruising, plenty of brightwork to sand and varnish, and memories to cherish for a lifetime. Stan Grayson has written a most fortunate book about this most fortunate class. It is a book that will help ensure the survival of the Wianno Senior for at least another century.” —From the Foreword, by Llewellyn Howland IIIAbout the Author:
Stan Grayson is a writer widely known for his books and articles about American yachting and small-craft history and the American marine engine and automobile industries. His work has appeared in Automobile Quarterly, Nautical Quarterly, and WoodenBoat, among other publications. Among his best-known works are Cape Cod Catboats; Ferrari, the Man, the Machines; Beautiful Engines; and the WoodenBoat article 'The Musketaquid Mystery: In Search of Thoreau's Boat.' Stan lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Book Description Tilbury House Publishers, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110884483657
Book Description Tilbury House Publishers, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0884483657
Book Description Tilbury House Publishers, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB010EWLUX4