Pilot Cutters Under Sail

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The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have instired yacht designers sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.
Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft. Their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, brought them an enviable reputation.
"Pilot Cutters Under Sail" is both a thibute to, and a minutely researched history of, these remarkable vessels. The author, uniquely pualified by forty years af sailing the type, discribes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts - of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway - and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them.
With its authentic smell of the sea, its up-to-date reserch and stunning illistration, it has to be an essential addition to the libraries of all historians and enthusiasts of traditional working craft. 224pages, h/b

Code: 1264

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