A New History of Yachting by Mike Bender

By Mike Bender

This booklet, by means of a number one specialist within the box, is the 1st significant background of yachting for over 1 / 4 of a century. environment advancements inside of political, social and fiscal adjustments, the e-book tellsthe tale of yachting from Elizabethan occasions to the current day: the 1st makes use of of yachts, by way of monarchs, particularly Charles II; yacht golf equipment and yacht racing within the eighteenth century; the early yearsof the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes and an research of the the United States Cup demanding situations; the pioneering advancements in eire and the exporting of yachting to the colonies and buying and selling outposts of the Empire; the growth of yachting in Victorian occasions; the Golden Age of Yachting within the years sooner than the 1st global warfare, whilst it was once the game of the topped heads of Europe; the discovery of the dinghy and the keelboat periods and, after the second one global warfare, the big numbers of home-built dinghies; the breaking of recent barriers through risk-taking single-handers from the mid-1960s; the growth of rest crusing that got here within the Nineteen Eighties with using moulded plastic yachts; and present traits and pressures in the game. Well-referenced but hugely readable, this publication should be of curiosity either to the student and the crusing enthusiast.

MIKE BENDER is an skilled yachtsman and certified Ocean Yachtmaster, with a few 40 thousand miles, quite often singlehanded, below the keel.He is an Honorary learn Fellow in background on the college of Exeter.

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