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80 years of Yachting / compiled and edited by Bill Robinson.

Contributor(s): Robinson, Bill, 1918-2007 [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co. Ltd., [1987]Copyright date: ©1987Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0396089585 (hardback).Uniform titles: Yachting. Subject(s): YachtingDDC classification: 797.1246
List(s) this item appears in: Dr. Raymond Fielding Collection
Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
General Lending MTU National Maritime College of Ireland Library Lending 797.1246 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 00109487
Total holds: 0

"A Triton book."

Includes index.

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Publishers Weekly Review

In recognition of Yachting magazine's 80th anniversary, Robinson, a former editor, here reprints articles that will appeal to both active and anchored sailors. We relive major competitive yachting events, experience storms at sea and worldwide cruising, and take part in wartime activities (PT boats in the Pacific). There are stories illustrated with color photosthe last of the New Bedford whalers; luxury steam yachts and the cost of their upkeep, circa 1907; the Coast Guard's battles with rumrunners during Prohibition. President Franklin D. Roosevelt skippers the Amberjack II and loses part of his naval escort (1933); Ann Davison and Francis Chichester talk about single-handed sailing; both Irving Johnson in the South Pacific and Donald MacMillan in the Arctic discuss estimating water depth in uncharted areas. We hear about the Mary Celeste from a relative; Bus Mosbacher talks about racing, and Olin Stephens II offers a piece on tank tests. From a committee boat during the 1977 America's Cup trials, John Hersey looks at the new technology. Robinson has found something for everybody in the pages of Yachting. Dolphin Book Club alternate. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

These 36 articles from the first 80 years of Yachting magazine span the years 1947, when compiler Robinson first wrote for the magazine, to 1979, when he concluded a 12-year stint as the journal's editor. Highlights include ``A Western Ocean Cruise in Wartime,'' in which George Dillenbaack recounts the saga of an intrepid crew that set out in 1916 to rescue friends marooned in war-torn Europe, and ``Skippers We Can Live Without,'' William Taylor's humorous stab at the worst of boat captains. More entertaining and of more interest to general readers than any three recent books about the America's Cup. Photographs to be included in the finished book were unavailable for review. To be indexed. WL. 797.1 Yachting [CIP] 86-23991

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