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Yachting. A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past and Present

Yachting. A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past and Present

Autor: Olivier Le Carrer
Editorial: Adlard Coles Nautical
Año de edición: 2012
Encuadernación: Cartoné con sobrecubierta
190 Pág.
26,5 x 29,0 cm.


What makes yachting so very special? Sailing journalist Olivier Le Carrer takes us on a journey to the iconic places of the yachting world, from Cowes to Auckland, in order to find out. Covering everything from clothing and accesories to important personalities and the sport´s portrayal in art and film, he explores the very essence of yachting. Racing, of course, plays an important role and stunning photography follows the history of the America´s Cup, imposing J Class yachts and the single-handed Transat. Although yachts are simply pleasure boats, regardless of size, they continue to play an important oart in the lives of many people. This book pays homage to their beauty and to the seamanship required to sail them well.

This book encapsulates what it is to sail: The sport, the seamanship, the lifestyle and the culture. It explores why we love it, yearn for it, live and breathe this timeless leisure pastime.


The essence of yachting: A beautiful discomfort
Myths: The legends of the sea
Iconic places: At the four corners of the earth
Art, history and society: Reflections
Schools of yachting: Each to their own

Precio: 49,00 €, I.V.A. incluido (4%)

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