The Twelve Metre Class

$295.00 GST

Category: SKU: 8974


The Twelve Metre Class is in two large volumes and has a preface by Olin Stephens. The book brings to abundant life a century of intense competition under sail. Focusing on designers, builders, sailmakers, owners, skippers, and crews, it tells the dramatic story of how the class was conceived and developed—and the extent of its influence on the evolution of yacht design and yacht racing in general. It is richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs and original lines plans. It also includes a complete register of every 12 Metre sloop ever built, giving details about the designer, builder, first and subsequent owners, first and subsequent yacht names, current home port, sail number, and the yacht’s current status.
The Twelve Metre Class is a loving, exacting, and comprehensive tribute to the popularity and remarkable longevity of this uniquely influential racing class.H/B 572 pages in two volumes.