Specialty publisher Delius Klasing in Germany has just released the impressive coffee-table book J Class, which includes large, four-page foldout photography in addition to text about the iconic sailing yachts.
The book focuses on Endeavour, Hanuman, Lionheart, Rainbow, Ranger, Shamrock V and Velsheda, and includes both historic and modern-day photos from races and regattas. Readers learn not only about the yachts, but also about the men and women who have owned and raced them.
Text that accompanies the photography is by Wiel Verlinden, and is translated in German and English. He brings the classic yachts to life with passages like this one: “So Elizabeth Meyer bought the wreck, raised it out of the mud and towed it to Southampton. The restoration of the Endeavour—and with her the adventurous history and renaissance of the new J Class—began under a tarpaulin on a derelict shipyard site in Calshot, where large flying boats had been built in the second world war.”
Makes a great gift: J Class comes in a keepsake, full-wrap photo box that is ideal for displaying on bookshelves.
Click on the link below to grab your copy now!J Class: Franco Pace (English and German Edition)