The Story of American Yachting Author:William H. Taylor and Stanley Rosenfeld The Story of American Yachting tells.. the complete story of this incomparably thrilling sport. In pictures garnered from the unique collection of America's foremost yachting photographer and in an interesting and informative text, the story unfolds - starting on the East Coast, and roaming to the West Coast, up and down the rivers and lakes, ac... more »ross the Atlantic, to Bermuda, and to Mexico, revealing American yachtsmen at work and at play, at sea and on shore.
Here are more than two hundred pictures of the often beautiful, sometimes daring, and occasionally absurd boats in which Americans have sought pleasure and excitement on the water. Here is the full story of the classic international competitions for the America's Cup,. And here are pictures and accounts of ice boating, motorboating, surfboarding, and yacht-club life, as well as ocean racing and cruising and regatta racing.
The text is enlivened with anecdotes of such colorful yachtsmen as the brilliant Stevens brothers, who radically experimented with yacht design in the mid-nineteenth century; Sir Thomas Lipton, the English sportsmen who lost so many races so well that he became a great favorite among Americans; and J.P. Morgan, whose favorite maxim was: "If you have to ask what it costs to run yacht, you can't afford one".« less