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By Mike Bender

This booklet, via a number one specialist within the box, is the 1st significant heritage of yachting for over 1 / 4 of a century. atmosphere advancements inside political, social and monetary 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, in particular 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 USA 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 earlier than the 1st international struggle, whilst it used to be the game of the topped heads of Europe; the discovery of the dinghy and the keelboat periods and, after the second one international struggle, the big numbers of home-built dinghies; the breaking of recent limitations by means of risk-taking single-handers from the mid-1960s; the growth of relaxation crusing that got here within the Eighties with using moulded plastic yachts; and present developments and pressures in the game. Well-referenced but hugely readable, this booklet 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, commonly singlehanded, less than the keel.He is an Honorary study Fellow in background on the collage of Exeter.

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