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Video: The Big Class on Film

As part of the research for "G L Watson - The Art and Science of Yacht Design", we found this amazing film clip from the Golden Age of Yachting at the IFI Irish Film Archive in Dublin. All three competitors in this Clyde "Big Class" race were designed by G.L. Watson.

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by Hal Sisk

Amateur Competitive Sailing—
Where and when did our sport emerge?
Who took the lead?
Who wrote the rules?

Yachting historian Hal Sisk describes how the worldwide sport of yacht and dinghy racing was popularised and formatted by the pioneering yachtsmen of Dublin Bay.

Revised second edition now available with data added on how, when and where the sport spread.

Dublin Bay – The Cradle of Yacht Racing
Second Edition published 2014 by Peggy Bawn Press

ISBN: 978-0-9571123-2-2


Softcover 56 pages
Language: English
Book Dimensions: 29 x 21 x 0.5 cm

Peggy Bawn Press
c/o Copper Reed Studio
94 Henry Street, Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)86 2640 479

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This 53 page publication rewrites the origins of yacht racing. The worldwide phenomenon of competitive sailing for fun is much younger than older forms of yachting.