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HISCOCK, Eric C., (ed.). The Yachting Year, Volume II: 1947-8. Edited by Eric C. Hiscock. Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and London: Eric C. Hiscock, (1947).Sole Distributors: The Rolls House Publishing Co., Ltd. Pp. (4),5-206,i-xv iii. Illustrasted in black and white. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Toy 75. "The great success of the first volume proved this annual publication to be the outstanding yachting book of the year. Every effort, however, has been made to make the second volume better still. It contains more pages, over 100 exclusive photographic illustrations all taken this year and an enlarged contents list, every item of whichhas been specially written for this volume by well-known yachtsmen, each a n authority on his own particular subject. There are eye witness accounts of the R.O.R.C. events, cruises by a winner of the Royal Cruising Club challenge cup and others, practical hints on pilotage, articles on yacht design,engine installation and sea language, and a provocative feature on the Nat ional and International dinghy classes with first-hand accounts of the major fixtures." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Ocean Racing: Alan H. Paul onthe 1947 Season, The R.O.R.C. Rating Rule, Accounts of the R.O.R.C. Events (North Sea Race, Blyth to Kristiansand Race, Southsea to Brixham Race, Cow es to St. Malo-Dinard Race, The Channel Race, Spithead to Falmouth Race, and Harold Clouston on The Fastnet Race and E.W.R. Peterson on the Plymouth to La Rochelle Race). K. Adlard Coles on "Passage Racing". John H.C. Morris on "An Eastern Cruise in the Gulf of St. Malo". L. Luard's "Mainly from Experience". Bevil Warington Smyth's "Reflections on Design". George P.B. Naish's "Sea Language". Art by David Cobb, Alain Russell, and Bevin Warington Smyth. Ian Proctor's 'Dinghy Hopscotch" and "Dinghy Racing Rules". Ian Proctor on The Major Dinghy Races (Yachting World Merlins: Founders Trophy, Hayling Island S.C. Challenge Cup, Beecher Moore Trophy; International 14-ft. Dinghies: The Itchenor Gallon and The Prince of Wales Cup; 12-ft. Dinghies: Henley Challenge Trophy and National Dinghy Championships). W.M. Martineau on Auxiliary Engine Installation. Thirty pages of photographs. J.J. Quill's"Impressions of the Pavillion d'Or". Sailing and Auxiliary Cruisers design ed by James McGruer, John E.H. Tew, Laurent Giles, Maurice Griffiths, Kenneth M. Gibbs [2 boats], A.H. Buchanan, and Harold H. Dawes. Motor-Sailers designed by Arthur C. Robb, C.E. Nicholson, F.R. Parker, W.G. McBryde, and Norman E. Dallimore. Motor Cruisers designed by Arthur C. Robb, Laurent Giles& Partners [2 boats], Vosper Ltd. [2 boats], Harold H. Dawes [2 boats], Wi lliam Osborne [3 boats], and J. James & Co. Half-deced Boats and Dinghies designed by Tom Thornycroft, C.E. Nicholson, Robert N. Stone, Kenneth M. Gibbs [3 boats], Bevil Warington Smyth, Jack Holt, and Arthur C. Robb. A.B. Watts on Wire Rope. E. Wigzell on Cordage. Frank Eyre on Books for the Crew-to-be. Hiscock on Books of the Year reviewed. Francis P. Usborne on The Yacht Racing Association. Hiscock's "Fair Winds Both Ways". With ads at rear.Two chunks of advertisement leaves torn away, light sunning to head of spine, else very good in chipped dustjacket, with gift bookplate from the shop of Nova Scotian marine photographer W.R. MacAskill. 80.00
Title: Yachting Year, Volume II, 1947-1948. in dustjacket.
Publisher: Eric C. Hiscock / Rolls House Publishing, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and London, 1974,:
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