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The encyclopedia of yachting


Year: 1989
Language: english
Author: Peter Johnson
Genre: Encyclopedia
Publisher: DK
Edition: First
ISBN: 0-86318-366-2
Format: PDF & EPUB
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 358
Description: The world of yachting today is infinite in its variety. Where once sailing boats were solely employed for the purposes of transport or commerce, today they are almost exclusively designed for sport and pleasure. Sailing has become one of the major participatory sports of our time, and public imagination has been captured by the great racing events and circumnavigations of the globe.
Until now there has been no comprehensive book encompassing all aspects of this fascinating sport. In The Encyclopedia of Yachting Peter Johnson begins by tracing the history of man’s harnessing of the wind by describing the very earliest regattas, races and clubs as well as pioneering voyages. He continues his survey up to the present day charting the courses of the most remarkable single-handed circumnavigations and ocean crossings.
The most important events in the yachtsman’s calendar are described in the chapters on inshore and offshore racing round the world. From dinghy sailing and sailboarding events to the challenges and perils of round-the-world races, each year’s events and their winners are given detailed coverage. The dramatic challenges and defenses of the America’s Cup are covered in a separate chapter, as are the participants and winners of the Olympic Games.
A fully illustrated A-Z section featuring over 200 national and international yacht and dinghy classes gives key facts on the design, specifications and use of each boat. This is followed by a chapter on the construction and design of racing and cruising yachts, dinghies and sailboards showing the influence of rating rules and new materials on design formulae.
A photographic guide to the materials and equipment used in yacht construction reveals the technological advances that have been made in the last twenty years.
A special section at the back of the book maps and describes the most popular sailing areas of the world, and the major yachting ports that are used as bases for cruising and racing.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams, maps and tables,
The Encyclopedia of Yachting is an invaluable source book of information and is sure to make a handsome addition to every yachting enthusiast’s library.
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