The Alden Design Office was founded by John G. Alden in 1909 and this is an excellent overview of the designs of John G. Alden – highly recommended to anyone interested in his work. The quality of the images are not that great but they are of better quality in the hardback version.
Nat Herreshoff was one of the giants of early 20th century yacht design – an innovator, a bold thinker but most of all a designer of graceful, beautiful racing yachts, many of which are still winning classic regattas today. He designed a panoply of outstanding gaff riggers and Bermudian sloops for the America’s Cup […]
Uffa Fox is a legend in the world of yachting. He was a designer and builder of innovative and graceful yachts. In the 1930’s he reviewed the best yacht designs of his day and filled five book with his comments. Best of Uffa is a selection from those five volumes including the 50 best of […]
John Illingworth recounts stories from his hugely successful offshore racing career in various ‘Myths’, ‘Monks’, and ‘Maids’ of ‘Malham’. His career, including racing the very first Sydney to Hobart, culminated in his becoming Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, founder and Commodore of the Royal Navy Sailing Association and Co-Founder of the Junior Offshore […]
All This And Sailing Too – An Autobiography Olin J. Stephens. 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 trans-Atlantic race to England in the […]