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Classic Sails: The Ratsey & Lapthorn Story

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Product description

The history of Ratsey Lapthorn is synonymous with the history of yachting. The firm's first loft preceded the establishment of yachting and its sails have powered the world's leading yachts for over 200 years. Ratsey Lapthorn has been the sailmaker of choice for a 100 years for yachts competing for the America's Cup.
Classic Sails traces the extraordinary, rich history of Ratsey Lapthorn with beautiful writing, extensive iilustrations and images from the private collections of the Ratsey and Lapthorn families, the Rosenfeld Collection and Beken of Cowes and a vast selection of Franco Pace's outstanding colour photographs. Beken of Cowes are famous the world over for their unequalled collection of marine photographs. Italian based Franco Pace is one of the foremost contemporary marine photographers, with a unique ability to capture the power and beauty of classic yachts. William Collier's words are a treat. It's a great collectors item for anyone who's interested in the history of sailing.

Item details

Added value:
Uncommon
Author(s):
Collier, William
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
34.5cm x 25cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0953460304
ISBN-13:
9780953460304
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Ratsey & Lapthorn Ltd.

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The history of Ratsey Lapthorn is synonymous with the history of yachting. The firm's first loft preceded the establishment of yachting and its sails have powered the world's leading yachts for over 200 years. Ratsey Lapthorn has been the sailmaker of choice for a 100 years for yachts competing for the America's Cup.
Classic Sails traces the extraordinary, rich history of Ratsey Lapthorn with beautiful writing, extensive iilustrations and images from the private collections of the Ratsey and Lapthorn families, the Rosenfeld Collection and Beken of Cowes and a vast selection of Franco Pace's outstanding colour photographs. Beken of Cowes are famous the world over for their unequalled collection of marine photographs. Italian based Franco Pace is one of the foremost contemporary marine photographers, with a unique ability to capture the power and beauty of classic yachts. William Collier's words are a treat. It's a great collectors item for anyone who's interested in the history of sailing.

Added value:
Uncommon
Author(s):
Collier, William
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
34.5cm x 25cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0953460304
ISBN-13:
9780953460304
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Ratsey & Lapthorn Ltd.

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