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This gorgeous coffee tablebook celebrates the history of Olympic Sailing with spectacularphotographs covering the early years to the present day. Featuring gorgeous images from thebest sailing photographers in the world, each with an enlightening and entertainingcommentary, this fascinating photographic treatment will give an insight intothe development of the sport, dramatic moments, and more. The more contemporaryphotography is simply awe inspiring.Sections will cover: Introduction - overview of changes over the years, and trends going into the future Origins - the early days of sailing as anOlympic sport Icons - famous names and charactersover the years, including Paul Elvstrom, Britton Chance, Pelle Petterson, Russell Coutts, Torben Grael, Thierry Peponnet, Robert Scheidt, Cathy Foster, Shirley Robertson, Alessandra Sensini, Ben Ainslie, etc The struggle - training, teamwork, injuries,politics, trials and selection Near misses and heartbreak - World Championship winners who didn't make it to the Olympics, those who just missed a medal Legendary classes and boat designs - including the 12M, 6M, 8M, Star, Dragon, Firefly, Soling and Finn New era classes - including the 49er, Laser, 470, Sailboards, Elliot 6M and Europe Gold and glory - famous victories andrecord-breaking Fabulous locations - Moscow, Munich, Mexico, Atlanta, Montreal,Seoul, Sydney, Athens, China, etc.
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