Sailing in Bermuda : Sail Racing in the Nineteenth Century. First Editionin dustjacket, Signed


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ARNELL, J.C. Sailing in Bermuda : Sail Racing in the Nineteenth Century. Hamilton, Bermuda : Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, (1982). First Edition. "This book was designed by Laurie Lewis and was printed by the Universityof Toronto Press." Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,[1]-255,(3) + colour frontispiece. Ill ustrated. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 14. "This history of sail racing in Bermuda has been published by the Royal Hamilton Aamteur Dinghy Club to mark its centennial in 1982. From the origins of competitive sailing, when the Bermuda Gazette of 18 May 1793 reported that 'Upon the whole every person of judgment must allow that the people of Bermuda are wonderfully dextrous in the art of boat sailing,' it describes aspects ofsailing which are unique to this small island. The book chronicles the eve nts and proceedings of sail racing in the nineteenth century and tells of the development of the 'Bermuda Rig', which has been proven to be the most efficient rig for windward sailing in the history of naval architecture. Sixappendices list information on every named sloop, dinghy, and skiff which will be valuable to other researchers in maritime history." - front dj flap. Chapters : 1. The Origins of Competitive Sailing; 2. The First Yacht Clubs; 3. Early Club Activities; 4. Other Competitive Sailing; 5. The Start of Dingy Racing; 6. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Challenge Cups; 7. Dingey Racing Comes of Age; 8. The Fitting of Boats; 9. Handicapping; 10. The Fittingof Dingeys; 11. Epilogue. Appendices : A. Major Cup Winners; B. Bermudian Sloops (pp.155-190); C. Bermuda Dinghies (pp.191-231); D. Decked Dinghies; E. Two-Masted Skiffs (12- 20' keel); F. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club yacht measurements as measured by Ambrose Gosling in 1894-97. With index. Very good in dustjacket. Gift inscriptiion from Celia and Jack Arnell on the flyleaf. Signed by Jack Arnell on the title page. 45.00

Title: Sailing in Bermuda : Sail Racing in the Nineteenth Century. First Editionin dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: ARNELL, J.C.

Categories: 81,

Publisher: Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1982,:

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