A New History of Yachting by Mike Bender

By Mike Bender

This booklet, by way of a number one professional within the box, is the 1st significant historical past of yachting for over 1 / 4 of a century. surroundings advancements inside of political, social and fiscal alterations, the publication tellsthe tale of yachting from Elizabethan occasions to the current day: the 1st makes use of of yachts, through 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 instances; the Golden Age of Yachting within the years prior to the 1st international battle, while it used to be the game of the topped heads of Europe; the discovery of the dinghy and the keelboat sessions and, after the second one international conflict, the large numbers of home-built dinghies; the breaking of recent limitations by way of 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 developments and pressures in the activity. Well-referenced but hugely readable, this ebook 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, ordinarily singlehanded, below the keel.He is an Honorary examine Fellow in background on the collage of Exeter.

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