A world-class collection of approximately 1,700 yacht club annuals and histories

A world-class collection of approximately 1,700 yacht club annuals and histories

V.p., v.d. 1860s - 2000s. The contents of this collection focuses primarily on American yacht club annuals and histories, but there are also those from sailing and yacht clubs overseas, including exotic locations such as Sudan, Bombay and Zanzibar. Nearly 200 yacht clubs world-wide are represented, about 40 of them from overseas, including Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and The Netherlands. Typically, the yacht club annuals - about 1,500 of them give or take - contain lists of committees, officers, by-laws, yachts, members, rules of conduct, racing and signaling information, measurement rules, race schedules and results, trophies awarded, etc. Many contain photographs of members, yachts, and club houses, and color plates of club and private pennants, flags, and signals. Some also have charts of courses and manuscript notes and additions pertaining to members and races. Together with more than one hundred yacht club histories summarize the detailed information contained in the annuals and generally provide rich visual information about clubs and yachts. This unparalleled collection includes as well publications such as “Who Won” and “Annual Winners” which give yearly results from the most prominent races. This may be the most comprehensive collection of such materials ever assembled. These are important documents in tracing the social history of yacht clubs and yachtsmen and women, as well as yacht design. Taken together they provide unique insight into the social history of America and the yachting world over the last 150 years. A complete list of those published prior to 1930 is available, as well as a summary of those published 1930 and after. Item #57933

Price: $45,000.00

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