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All This & Sailing Too

All This & Sailing Too


All This & Sailing Too

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Catalog # 0913372897

Olin Stephens is the most successful yacht and boat designer of the twentieth century, a legend in his own time almost from the day in 1931 when he and his brother Rod and father Roderick, Sr., finished a transAtlantic race to England in the revolutionary 52' yawl, Dorade, a full two days ahead of the competition.

His auto-biography begins with youthful family sailing, moves on to Six-Metre designs and victories, to J-Boat experience in the 1940's to America's Cup design and sailing from 1958 to 1983, and to a fleet of great cruising and racing yachts in between. The inside story of the great J-Boat, Ranger, is told in a chapter all to its own, as are Olin's 25 years of Twelve-Metre designs for the America's Cup, a chapter that tells us why he thinks America lost the Cup. Another chapter analyzes what's right and wrong with rating rules today. This personal history of Olin and his brother Rod, of the renowned design firm of Sparkman & Stephens, and of international yachting in this century, is informed, introspective, and eloquent. Black and white photos and drawings. 372897

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