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The Golden Age of Yachting (Paperback)

L. Francis Herreshoff

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Paperback. The Golden Age of Yachting is a book consisting mostly of yachting history, as the author felt and rightly so that a review of the past is the best way to make an introduction to the sport.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 189 pages. 1.107. Bookseller Inventory # 9781574092516

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Title: The Golden Age of Yachting (Paperback)

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The Golden Age of Yachting is a book consisting mostly of yachting history, as the author felt and rightly so that a review of the past is the best way to make an introduction to the sport. In this great book, the author presents a panoramic view of yachting, providing an insightful introduction to the pleasures, craft and history of yachting with emphasis on the era of the great steam yachts. It is a meticulous job based on accurate knowledge and detailed research.

Most yachting histories have been so much influenced by the nationality of the author that the British and American versions are quite different, but L. Francis Herreshoff was equally familiar with both sides. He has given a much more factual account of the international races than can be found in other writings.

This book will appeal to the large group of amateur and professional seamen who strive to keep alive the traditions and lore of sail. The book was first published by Sheridan House in 1963 under the title An Introduction to Yachting and reprinted in 1980. The title of this new paperback edition, The Golden Age of Yachting, more accurately reflects the treasures found in this magnificent volume.

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L. Francis Herreshoff came from a family that designed and built some of the finest yachts the world has ever seen. His father, Captain Nat Herreshoff, was one of the greatest yacht and engine designers. L. Francis Herreshoff, a famous designer in his own right, wrote a fascinating biography of his father titled Capt. Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol. He was also the author of The Compleat Cruiser, one of the enduring classics of American sailing literature. Both books are still in print with Sheridan House.

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