Titolo: Enterprise to Endeavour: The J-Class Yachts
Casa editrice: Sheridan House Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780946052042-3
Riassunto: Raced for the America's Cup and other trophies between 1930 and 1937, only ten magnificent J-Class yachts were ever built. Though there have been many larger and faster vessels, no sailing class has ever gripped the public's imagination the way the J's did. Unique for their combination of size and speed, they completely dominated the yachting scene on both sides of the Atlantic until their extravagant cost and the looming shadow of World War II banished them forever.
ASTRA, BRITANNIA, SHAMROCK V, ENDEAVOUR, ENTERPRISE, YANKEE, RAINBOW, RANGER...their very names conjure up a vanished era of seagoing tycoons, fantastic splendor, and opulent beauty. In this wonderful tribute, Ian Dear tells the story of that eventful period and, with the help of extraordinary photos, recaptures its elegance and colorful social backdrop.
This latest edition features new closing chapters in which Dear recounts the tremendous revival of interest in the J-Class yachts and the restoration of nearly all those that have survived.
L'autore: Ian Dear has written a number of books on yachting history, including The America's Cup: An Informal History, The Royal Yacht Squadron 1815-1985, The Great Years in Yachting, and The Champagne Mumm Book of Ocean Racing.
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