Author(s): Uffa Fox
The author of this fact-filled book had a great reputation as a sailor, and in his time, was widely regarded as one of the foremost builders of racing dinghies and canoes. He also won many sailing championships. Filled with information, ideas, and excellent illustrations, his book covers a wide array of maritime subjects: ideal proportions of cruising yachts, ship's gadgets, masting and rigging, sails, anchors, and much more, with the bulk of the text focusing on over 20 vessels, among them the 60-foot-long Landfall, the Patience, the Vigilant--designed and owned by the author; and the Valhalla's whaleboat. Written ably, entertainingly and humorously in the simple vocabulary of the sea, Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction speaks directly to veteran sailors as well as would-be mariners. Yachtsmen and other interested readers will find this one of the most engrossing books ever published on the subject. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1936. Over 300 photographs and diagrams.