Enterprise to Endeavour: The J-Class Yachts pdf epub fb2

Enterprise to Endeavour: The J-Class Yachts by Ian Dear epub fb2 djvu

Author: Ian Dear
Title: Enterprise to Endeavour: The J-Class Yachts
ISBN: 1574090917
ISBN13: 978-1574090918
Other Formats: mbr txt rtf lrf
Pages: 160 pages
Publisher: Sheridan House; 4th edition (November 1, 1999)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1579 kb
Size FB2 version: 1252 kb
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Transportation

Raced for the America's Cup and other trophies between 1930 and 1937, only ten magnificent J-Class yachts were ever built. Though there have been many larger and faster vessels, no sailing class has ever gripped the public's imagination the way the J's did. Unique for their combination of size and speed, they completely dominated the yachting scene on both sides of the Atlantic until their extravagant cost and the looming shadow of World War II banished them forever. ASTRA, BRITANNIA, SHAMROCK V, ENDEAVOUR, ENTERPRISE, YANKEE, RAINBOW, RANGER...their very names conjure up a vanished era of seagoing tycoons, fantastic splendor, and opulent beauty. In this wonderful tribute, Ian Dear tells the story of that eventful period and, with the help of extraordinary photos, recaptures its elegance and colorful social backdrop.This latest edition features new closing chapters in which Dear recounts the tremendous revival of interest in the J-Class yachts and the restoration of nearly all those that have survived.

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