Royal Yachts of the World


Author: Tim Madge

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

ISBN: 9780901281746

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

View: 4586

A lavishly illustrated history of Royal and State yachts and other ships used by Kings, Queens and Heads of State from the 17th century to the present day. "Royal Yachts of the World provides the definitive picture of the most opulent vessels ever built.

The Hitchiker's Guide to the Oceans

Crewing Around the World


Author: Alison Muir Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472903285

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

View: 1892

What better way of travelling the world than by crewing on a yacht? The Hitchiker's Guide to the Oceans is ideal for crew pre-planning, and for skippers seeking crew. It is packed with practical information from how to find a crew position, what to expect from different kinds of skipper, how to be in the right place at the right time, where the yachts gather and when, to rally locations, how to maximise your chances of being taken on as crew, what will be expected of you as crew, and job opportunities along the way. Unique yacht migration maps show where the seasonal bottlenecks occur, and help pinpoint the best places and times of year to gain a crew place. This sixth edition with fully updated information and website addresses as well as a new colour section will be welcomed by all aspiring yacht crew, and also as a skipper's reference. 'Packed with all the information you'd need to find a crewing position... an invaluable guide to crewing anywhere in the world.' Yachting Monthly 'Valuable for the first-timer and useful for skippers and their potential crew.' Classic Boat

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: The varieties of sport


Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415231374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 5

View: 7017

This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.

Royal Yachts


Author: Alan Major

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445611074

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7140

A history of Royal Yachts and ships of state, both from Britain and abroad, from the Norman Conquest to the present day.

Sailing Boats from Around the World

The Classic 1906 Treatise


Author: Henry Coleman Folkard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486311341

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

View: 2950

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.

The Isle of Wight


Author: G. E. Mitton

Publisher: Digital Antiquaria

ISBN: 1580572731

Category: Travel

Page: 32

View: 780

Civil War Yacht

Chronicles of the Yacht America


Author: Thomas R. Neblett

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1604627182


Page: N.A

View: 8677

From the race of the 100 Guinea Cup - 1851, to a personal yacht, to an espionage boat for the Confederacy, to a blockader for the Union Navy, the trodden decks of this black schooner carries many stories. The yacht America transports the reader from a shipyard in New York City across the Atlantic to the famous race of the Royal Yacht Squadron Queen's Cup of 1851, now known as the America's Cup Race.. She became known as the 'Yankee' schooner, raced with European yachts for several years, and in 1861 mysteriously sailed into Savannah, Georgia, carrying British colors and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club's burgee. The Civil war had just begun. As the fifth yacht's owner, Henry Decie, an Irish sagacious, gentry-man becomes acquainted with the Jefferson Davis Administration. The yacht was prostituted to transport two Confederate officers to England. One officer was to serve as a secret emissary for President Davis, while the other officer was to purchase/build abroad iron-clad warships. Henry Decie and his yacht, re-named Camilla, are captained across the Atlantic, to react with the Confederate urgent fares. However, he took time to race at the Isle of Wight. Decie left the Confederate officers unceremoniously and sailed to Dixie - stopping at the Cape de Verdes, maybe to avoid Mason and Slidell. The yacht disappeared between late1861 and early1862. She had been scuttled by the Confederates in a creek hideaway. She was found and rescued by the Union Navy vessels far upriver beyond Jacksonville, Florida. America's celebrated life doesn't terminate in England, soon she was flying the colors of the USN as a naval blockader. For a little schooner her activities are full of intrigue. She is a proven winner of the waves, and holds an extremely important place in American yachting history.

The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort


Author: Theodore Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108059821

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 5240

A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 4 deals with the difficult period of 1856-9, which saw mutiny in India, worldwide commercial uncertainty, and the beginning of a decline in Albert's health.

Royal Transport

An Inside Look at the History of Royal Travel


Author: Peter Pigott

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550025724

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 3527

This richly illustrated book describes how British royalty has travelled since the invention of steam.

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World


Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 8771

A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.