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Seahorse Publishing  |  SKU: 978-1-3999-8328-0

There is no Second: The definitive account of the first race in 1851 for what would become 'America's Cup'

€28,00 EUR
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The definitive account of the first race in 1851 for what would become ‘America’s Cup.’

This compelling story of the early years of the America’s Cup is essential reading for those seeking to understand how the race came to be the pinnacle of yachting endeavour. ‘There is no Second’ is the phrase central to the competition, first coined in 1851 as the yacht America ran down the Solent after racing the cream of the British fleet around the Isle of Wight and supposedly uttered to Queen Victoria by an unknown signal-master.

New light is thrown on the circumstances, controversies and political climate that resulted in a simple trial of speed between the Old and New Worlds becoming the holy grail of yachting. Finally, the name of the signal-master is revealed for the first time in history. Author Magnus Wheatley has covered the event – and been engrossed by it – for decades. His enthrallingly readable account covers the development of ‘America’s Cup’ from the trophy’s acquisition in 1848 by the swashbuckling Marquess of Anglesey to its first defence by the New York Yacht Club in 1870.

Product Specifications

Paper Back
206 Pages
Language: English

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Seahorse Publishing

There is no Second: The definitive account of the first race in 1851 for what would become 'America's Cup'

€28,00 EUR

The definitive account of the first race in 1851 for what would become ‘America’s Cup.’

This compelling story of the early years of the America’s Cup is essential reading for those seeking to understand how the race came to be the pinnacle of yachting endeavour. ‘There is no Second’ is the phrase central to the competition, first coined in 1851 as the yacht America ran down the Solent after racing the cream of the British fleet around the Isle of Wight and supposedly uttered to Queen Victoria by an unknown signal-master.

New light is thrown on the circumstances, controversies and political climate that resulted in a simple trial of speed between the Old and New Worlds becoming the holy grail of yachting. Finally, the name of the signal-master is revealed for the first time in history. Author Magnus Wheatley has covered the event – and been engrossed by it – for decades. His enthrallingly readable account covers the development of ‘America’s Cup’ from the trophy’s acquisition in 1848 by the swashbuckling Marquess of Anglesey to its first defence by the New York Yacht Club in 1870.

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