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by Ian Dear

eBook Enterprise To Endeavour ePub
Author: Ian Dear
Language: English
ISBN: 0713669055
ISBN13: 978-0713669053
Publisher: AAndC Black UK (April 15, 2004)
Pages: 160
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 860
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ePub file: 1717 kb
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Enterprise to Endeavour is an engrossing celebration of the massive and magnificent J-Class yachts.

Enterprise to Endeavour is an engrossing celebration of the massive and magnificent J-Class yachts. Ian Dear tells how only ten of these formidable yachts were ever built and subsequently raced for the America's Cup as well as for other trophies in American and British waters between 1930 and 1937. Yes, there have been bigger and faster yachts. But none has gripped the public's imaginations as much as the J's did.

Astra, Britannia, Shamrock V, Endeavour, Enterprise, Yankee, Rainbow, Ranger. After serving for several years in the Royal Marines Ian Dear worked in the film industry and then book publishing. their very names conjure up an era of wealthy amateur owners, of splendour, beauty and expense which has disappeared for ever. In this wonderful tribute Ian Dear tells the story of an eventful decade, and recaptures with a series of superb pictures the elegance of that bygone yachting scene and the whole flavour of its social background.

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Doomblade
The J class is still growing, probably at a rate faster than any other established one design class in terms of dollars spent and % of hulls launched. This is a worthy book describing its beginnings, glorious middle and the beginnings of its resurgence. However, the resurgence is now over 20 years old--three times as long as the class's famed run from 1930-1937.

Fueled by the majestic America's Cups during the depression of the 30's and again since the 90's. It takes gobs of cash, low income tax rates, great project management, and willing owners. It has been said by no less than Nat Herreshoff that the income tax is what limited the sale, design, building, maintenance and sailing of large yachts. Thank goodness for tax havens in the Cayman's and the many Kiwi's to run these boats.

Ian Dear wrote a good book whose text matches the photographic captions, it covers details acquired through significant research of letters and articles not just other books. I find no glaring errors and the organization has a flow to it from the progenitor of the class (Britania) before any J's were built to the renovation of Endeavor, Velsheda and Shamrock V. It's been updated twice and is worthy of another now that 10 or 11 J Class vessels are sailing and racing. The Class association and new vessels built from old designs such as Ranger II, Hanuman (Endeavor II), and the new Rainbow make it a vibrant class indeed.

I would have liked to see more comparisons in the way of charts of the differences between the boats, perhaps the next update.

Dear does a good job describing the events, yachts and the people. It's time for an update. Are you game Mr. Dear?
Netlandinhabitant
This was a gift to my husband who builds radio controlled model boats and is interested in building a J class model. The book has been both interesting and helpful as he planned the project. For enthusiasts of this era and these boats, this is a great book. Wonderful photos.
Small Black
Really fascinating history of this magnificent class that is seeing a revival. Lots of pictures of the original yachts and their owners. Also many lines drawings (wish they were a bit larger so they could be studied easier) and rigging details.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Great text and explanation about the J-Class... The only regreat is the quality of the pictures, not because the pictures are bad but because of the low quality of the paper they look bad. Just read it!
Lestony
In depth history and back-story on these great boats. I wish the "J's" were racing today without the electronics and lawyers. Remember, when real sailing won, and lost, races.
Conjulhala
History at it's best.
Nten
A decent book in terms of information, but if you were expecting a 'coffee table" book full of breathtaking pictures, you will be sorely disappointed. The pictures are all small black and white photographs, which are also quite grainy. Even the print on the pages seem old and faded, odd for a brand new book.
If your looking for a nice addition to a room, boat or setting this book is a must. The colors and details are great.
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