Rare copy of Yachting Heritage first edition published in 2002 in perfect condition. Oblong 4to, beige canvas hardback with blue engravings on the front and on the spine; with blue leatherette box (with blue canvas bookmark) and prints’ folder (with 1 summary page, 4 watercolors protected by tissue paper, 9 photographic posters and 1 digital print all in format cm 30,5×43,5); with lines and plans printed on the end papers, 448 pp., with several illustrations in black and in colours in the text; with one sewn blue canvas bookmark.
Limited edition printed in 2900 copies, numbered and signed by the authors. Copy number 261.
With a preface by Olin J. Stephens II.
Contributors: Elizabeth Meyer, Colin Baxter, Martin Black, Volker Christmann, Dominique Gabirault, Llewellyn Howland III, John Lammerts van Bueren, Guy-Roland Perrin, Theo Rye, Philippe Valetoux.
From the authors’ words: The information in this book is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. […] When in late 1983 we began to work on our first book, America’s Cup Yacht Designs, we promised ourselves that we would return to these captivating yachts, and since that time we have never stopped collecting information about them. Our interest in the America’s Cup guided us in this quest, for the J-Class yachts are inseparable from this legendary race that they brought into the modern era while preserving its tradition.
List of lines & plans and/or illustrations in this book: Valkyrie II, Reliance, Shamrock, Resolute, Vanitie, Defiance, Shamrock IV, Katoura, Cambria, Whirlwind, Yankee, Weetamoe, Enterprise, Project, Astra, Candida, Britannia, Velsheda, Endeavour, Rainbow, Endeavour II, Ranger, Ranger 77-A Model, Ranger 77-B Model, Ranger 77-D Model, Ranger 77-E Model, Ranger 77-F Model, Shamrock 23-Metre, Tore Holm Project, Le Havre, Bystander, Emblane, Vara, Vita, Nathanel Greene Herreshoff, Sir Thomas Lipton, C. sherman Hoyt, Charles E. Nicholson, Mr & Mrs Sopwith, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Lady Leone, Olin J. Stephens II, Elizabeth Meyer.
Languages: English and French