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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, Full colour throughout
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9781408146477