Sailing Gold: Great Moments in Olympic Sailing History (Paperback)
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Sailing Gold: Great Moments in Olympic Sailing History (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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This gorgeous photographic coffee table book reflects the entire history of Olympic sailing, with spectacular photographs celebrating heroes such as Paul Elvstrom and Ben Ainslie, fabulous locations, legendary classes - and the never-ending struggle of an Olympic sailor to make his mark. Sections cover: - An overview of the three eras of Olympic sailing (early years and yachting; modern dinghy racing and Elvstrom; the new professional era and Ainslie) - Origins - how sailing came to be in the Olympics - The struggle - training, teamwork, trials, selection, hope and heart-aching near misses - Legendary classes and boat designers - those that made an enduring impact - The new era - including the 49er, Laser, 470 and Europe, enabling fast and furious sailing - Fabulous locations - including Mexico, Montreal, Sydney, Athens and China - Icons, gold and glory - celebrating great Olympians, whose titanic struggles, outstanding achievements and logic-defying victories live on in the popular memory and add to the 'draw' of the Olympic legacy Featuring awe-inspiring images from the best sailing photographers in the world, each with an enlightening and entertaining commentary, this stunning book is a true celebration of this amazing sport through the years.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408146477
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 310 x 230 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
this stunning guide is a true celebration of a wonderful sport through the years. * bymnews.com *
An absolutely fantastic coffee table book * RNSA *
Richly illustrated * Offshore *

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