From the early days of settlement through to the hi-tech modern era, yachting has been arguably the quintessential summer leisure activity and sport for a wide cross-section of New Zealand society. It is a story of do-it-yourselfers, master yachtsmen, world-class yacht builders and designers, and many, many magnificent yachts. ‘Southern Breeze’ takes the reader on […]
The story of the design and construction of the schooner, Rebecca of Vineyard Haven, the largest wooden vessel to have been built on Martha’a Vineyard since the days of Abraham Lincoln. At first glance, it would be easy to consider Schooner to be a “coffee table book.” In one sense, it works very well as […]
An excellent history of Edward VII’s and George V’s great racing yacht Britannia.
“A Full Cup” is a delightful biography of Sir Thomas Lipton, businessman, sportsman and character. Born in Scotland of Irish parents, Lipton spent much of his life crossing between Britain and America where, with his bow tie and yachting cap, he became as much of a fixture as he did at home. Known as the […]
This title tells the fascinating story of the boat that changed the face of ocean racing, and her colourful 80-year history. This is the definitive history of the boat many people consider the greatest ocean racing yacht of the 20th century. It begins with Roderick Stephens, Sr. who invested his reputation and fortune to help […]