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Partners in Tradition - Classic & Modern Yachts in St. Tropez

Partners in Tradition - Classic & Modern Yachts in St. Tropez


Juerg Kaufmann, Daniel Forster, Lynn Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Sailing Media

Ref: BKS000305

Packed with stunning images and highlights of the yachts, people and atmosphere of the 2009 event.

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The World of Square Metres

The World of Square Metres


Various: worldwide contributors
Publisher: Svenska skärgårdskryssareförbundet

Ref: BKS000304

The Square Metre Book - facts, history and reports from all over the globe celebrating the centenary of the square mete rule (Baltic Rule) and wonderfully displays these slim, elegant yachts.
Status: Import
Format: Hardback: 268x220x26mm; 340pp; Illus.
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The Six Metre - 100 Years of Racing

The Six Metre - 100 Years of Racing


Pekka Barck and Tim Street
Publisher: Littorale

Ref: BKS000302

The Six Metre – 100 Years of Racing is believed to be the first full book on Six Metre yachts in English ever published. Many thousands of sailors have enjoyed these yachts during the past century. More than 1200 Six Metres have been built and almost all of them were unique designs, built to win races. Today more than one third of them are known to still exist and many have been beautifully restored. It is not a hyperbole to say that the class is today more vigorous than ever with more than 300 boats believed to be in racing trim.

During an honourable 100 year history a lot has happened – disaster and sensation, storm and calm, war and reconciliation, recession and expansion. Put simply this is the History of the Six Metres.

The book has six main chapters:
THE RULE: the rules and the development of the class
RACING: reports on all the major trophies for Six Metres
DESIGNERS: a record of most of the important designers
YACHTS: stories of eight selected yachts
COUNTRIES: histories of the Six Metre by country
APPENDIXES: a register of all yachts built, together with the current fl eets and yachts
Status: Import
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The Windfall Yachts - A Legacy of Goodwill

The Windfall Yachts - A Legacy of Goodwill


Michael Cudmore (Fwd. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
Publisher: Topsy II Publishing

Ref: BKS000303

The Windfalls were a fleet of over 100 high quality offshore yachts built in Germany in the 1930's to provide training for the German armed forces. They were taken after the 2nd World War as reparations and the majority sailed to England. They were used by the services until gradually they have been transferred to civilian owners.

The publisher is donating their proceeds from this book to Seafarers UK (King George's Fund for Sailors)
Format: Hardback: 255x175x19mm; 200pp; Illus.
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The Man Who Challenged America - The Life and Obsession of Sir Thomas Lipton

The Man Who Challenged America - The Life and Obsession of Sir Thomas Lipton


Laurence Brady
Publisher: Birlinn

Ref: BKS000001

The story of the British challenges against the American holders of the America’s Cup on five occasions between 1898 and 1930.
Status: Not yet published
Format: Hardback
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The America's Cup: 1851 To the Present

The America's Cup: 1851 To the Present


Beken of Cowes
Publisher: Harper Collins

Ref: BKS000180


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The Brilliance of Sunbeams - A celebration of the classic keel boat

The Brilliance of Sunbeams - A celebration of the classic keel boat


Peter Nicholson
Publisher: Solent Sunbeams

Ref: BKS000238




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Enterprise to Endeavour, The J-class Yachts

Enterprise to Endeavour, The J-class Yachts


Ian Dear
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000006

There have been many yachts that have been larger and faster, but none that have gripped the imagination of the public as much as the J's.
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The Golden Age of Yachting

The Golden Age of Yachting


L. Francis Herreshoff (Fwd. Peter H. Spectre)
Publisher: Sheridan House

Ref: BKS000223

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.
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The Best of "Nautical Quarterly": The Lure of Sail Vol. 1


Reese Palley and Anthony Dalton
Publisher: Motorbooks

Ref: BKS000225

Founded in 1978 by the late writer and editor Joe Gribbins, the Nautical Quarterly established in its 50-issue existence standards of writing and design never approached before or since by a nautical magazine. The concept was simple to describe but difficult to execute: Each issue was a 120-page hardcover with 11 or 12 illustrated articles covering just about every maritime topic imaginable, from sailboats to powerboats, and from seals to Hermann Goerring's private yacht.
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The Spirit of Sailing: A Celebration of Sea and Sail

The Spirit of Sailing: A Celebration of Sea and Sail


Michael Kahn
Publisher: Running Press

Ref: BKS000209

Millions of people have seen Michael Kahn's stunning seascape and sailing images in art galleries, on posters, and in Pottery Barn and other retail catalogs. Now, collected for the first time in book form, this sumptuous coffee-table volume is a visual escape that inevitably evokes a longing for the sea. Kahn hand-prints his images using a process he developed, which produces warm, sepia-toned photographs. This collection is the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the emotional pull of a sailboat on the open sea.
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America's Cup Treasury - The Lost Levick Photographs 1893-19

America's Cup Treasury - The Lost Levick Photographs 1893-19


Gary Jobson (Fwd. Ted Turner)
Publisher: Mariners Museum

Ref: BKS000237

Hardcore racing fanatics and casual daytrippers alike will be entertained and educated by an insider's view of the early history of the America's Cup. Highlighting this history are previously unpublished photographs of Edwin Levick and his sons from the first 10 America's Cup races. These evocative photographs are complemented by the personal anecdotes and insights of author Gary Jobson, a tactician on two winning America's Cup boats. Levick's photographs, housed at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, offer a rare and exciting look at sailing's premier race.
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Capt. Nat Herreshoff - The Wizard of Bristol

Capt. Nat Herreshoff - The Wizard of Bristol


L. Francis Herreshoff
Publisher: Sheridan House

Ref: BKS000222

Nathaniel G. Herreshoff was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder America has ever produced. He is credited with the introduction of more new devices in boat design than any other man, and the great yachts that he created for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the entire world. The period of his greatest activity, from 1890 to 1920, is known as "the Herreshoff Era," and his life and career make for a fascinating biography.
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The 12 Metre Class - The History of the International 12 Metre Class from the First International Rule to the America's Cup

The 12 Metre Class - The History of the International 12 Metre Class from the First International Rule to the America's Cup


Dyer Jones, Luigi Lang
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000004

The 12mR class played a tremendously significant role in the development of yachting in the 20th Century. Large, graceful yachts, with good racing speed and manned by large numbers of crew, they were designed by some of the world's greats.
Format: Hardback 144 pages. 289x240 mm; Colour Photographs throughout
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The Great Classic Yacht Revival

The Great Classic Yacht Revival


Nic Compton (Foreword by - Olin Stephens)
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

Ref: BKS000079

The Great Classic Yacht Revival Opening with a history of the golden years of wooden boats, the book celebrates the high point of craftsmanship, embodied in a plethora of fine materials and enduring designs. Despite the advent of modern materials, these skills have survived, ensuring the highest standards in restoration.
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Charles E Nicholson and His Yachts

Charles E Nicholson and His Yachts


Edited by Franco Pace, William Collier
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000005

This magnificent book is a celebration of the work of Charles E Nicholson, the most important British yacht designer of the twentieth century.
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History and Evolution of Sailing Yachts

History and Evolution of Sailing Yachts


Franco Giorgetti
Publisher: White Star Publishers

Ref: BKS000236

A finely drawn and luxuriously illustrated panorama of yachting history presenting the most beautiful objects ever created by the imagination and hands of men. This book presents a sweeping survey of spectacular yachts, brought to life in 79 superb engravings and period paintings by marine artists and 550 full colour and monochrome photographs - from the earliest yachts based on working boats to the revolution wrought by America, the first winner of the America's Cup.
Status: Not yet published
Format: Hardback: 344pp
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Legendary Yachts

Legendary Yachts


Gilles Martin-Raget and Francois Chevalier
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.

Ref: BKS000200

A celebration of sailing and some of the greatest sailing yachts
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Temple to the Wind - The Story of America's Greatest Naval  Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance

Temple to the Wind - The Story of America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance


Christopher Pastore
Publisher: The Lyons Press

Ref: BKS000247

Reliance was a yacht like no other, built in 1903, at the end of the age of sail. A marvel of her time, Reliance's topsail yard towered nearly 190 feet above the water, with sails stretching 202 feet from the bowsprit to the boom's end. Many said Reliance, carrying more sail than any single-masted boat before, was simply too dangerous to sail, but the stakes were awesome. By the turn of the century, racing for the America's Cup had become more than a gentleman's game. In 1903 it was an all-or-nothing contest-fraught with political tension-between two great rivals, Britain and America.

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Sons of Sindbad: The Photographs

Sons of Sindbad: The Photographs


Alan Villiers
Publisher: National Maritime Museum

Ref: BKS000214

This large-format book of Villiers' beautiful photographs from his voyage reveals the experiences faced by sailors in a unique and perilous environment. Far more images are included than he originally published in the three editions of 'Sons of Sindbad' and they vividly capture the beauty of the dhows and the lives of his Arab crewmates. All are from the magnificent Villiers Collection in the National Maritime Museum, and they establish his right to be recognised as much as a great travel photographer as a writer, rivalling Wilfred Thesiger.
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Herreshoff Sailboats

Herreshoff Sailboats


Greg Jones
Publisher: Motorbooks

Ref: BKS000226

Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, produced the most technically advanced, popular, and prominent boats of their day. Today, Herreshoff boats are recognized as the most historically significant boats of their time, and command some of the highest prices. Herreshoff Sailboats covers some of the major classes of Herreshoff boats including schooners, yawls, ketches, sloops, Q, R-, nad J- class yachts, and lanches.
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William Fife, Master of the Classic Yacht

William Fife, Master of the Classic Yacht


Franco Pace
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000009

A stunning photographic collection of the most beautiful boats designed by William Fife between the end of the last century and the first decade of this.

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Vintage Yachts of the World

Vintage Yachts of the World


Flavio Serafini and James Taylor
Publisher: Feierabend Verlag OHG

Ref: BKS000202

This title offers numerous historical and technical facts as well as exquisite photographs of historic and classic yachts. Included are portrayals of ships that have been entered in the annals of the sport of yachting, as well as detailed interior and exterior views of famous boats.
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Sparkman and Stephens, Giants of Classic Yacht Design

Sparkman and Stephens, Giants of Classic Yacht Design


Franco Pace
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000003

This magnificent book is a celebration of the owrk of Sparkman and Stepens, arguably the most famous yacht design company in the USA.
Format: Hardback 160 pages. 355x265 mm; Colour Photographs throughout
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Yachting: The Golden Age

Yachting: The Golden Age


Jean-Michel Barrault
Publisher: Hachette Illustrated

Ref: BKS000198

The late 1800’s and early 1900’s constituted a golden age of extravagance and privilege for sailing; it was a sport enthusiastically enjoyed by royalty and wealthy families across the Western world: Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Tsar of Russia, the Price of Wales, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, president Roosevelt and Pierpont Morgan to name but a few.
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On Land and On Sea: Rosenfeld Collection

On Land and On Sea: Rosenfeld Collection


Margaret L. Andersen Rosenfeld
Publisher: Mystic Seaport

Ref: BKS000260

ON LAND AND ON SEA features the lives of women in yachting, and also as workers, caregivers, and sportswomen over the course of the twentieth century. This beautiful book is illustrated with extraordinary photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport, as captured by the Rosenfeld's photographic eye, and reveals a dimension of the collection that can be mined for further historical research.
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Lulworth - Restoration of the Century

Lulworth - Restoration of the Century


Ed. Andrew Rogers

Ref: BKS000301

Launched in 1925 as a 23 metre to race against the Royal Yacht Britannia, then when overtaken by the 'J'-class yachts languished in a mud berth until resporation was started in 2001. Now, the world's largest gaff-rigged cutter is back on the regatta circuit and this spectacular book chronicles its story, the rebuild and celebrates her return.
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