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Sailing Thoroughbreds Illustrated

Cowes, Beken of

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ISBN 10: 1860463452 / ISBN 13: 9781860463457
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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205 pages, color photographs throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 456754. Bookseller Inventory # 456754

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Title: Sailing Thoroughbreds Illustrated

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Three generations of the Beken family of Cowes have produced an archive in the field of nautical photography. This is the third volume taken from their collection. The book presents, in 135 four-colour images, major international sailing craft and ocean-going racers of the 20th century. The grace of the classic vessels combines with the design of the Grand Prix Elite yachts, and the speed of the winners of the America's Cup. This is a comprehensive portrait of the various types of craft that make up modern competitive yachting.


In the world of yacht photography, Beken of Cowes is the royal family. The Bekens (of Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, birthplace of the America's Cup) have been photographing sailing ships since the mid-19th century. Dozens of images from the Beken of Cowes archives are accompanied by brief biographies of the beautiful boats in this handsome coffee-table book. Sailing Thoroughbreds is guaranteed to turn sailors--and landlubbers--green with envy. --M. Stein

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