The revised second edition of Hal Sisk’s popular book, DUBLIN BAY – THE CRADLE OF YACHT RACING has arrived.
Irish yachting historian and Peggy Bawn Press founder, Hal Sisk, reveals how the worldwide sport of yacht and dinghy racing was popularised and formatted by the pioneering yachtsmen of Dublin Bay.
Reviews for the first edition (2013):
“I couldn’t put it down.”
– Larry Power, Commodore, National Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire.
“… this soooooper book.”
– Ian Nicolson, yacht designer, surveyor and author.
“…small in scale but large in inspiration… most interesting and diverting… also very handsomely designed and produced.”
– Llewellyn Howland III, yachting historian and antiquarian book dealer, Boston, USA.
“Well worth reading… Hal is a great devotee of the sport of sailing and a doyen amongst those who debate the history of going afloat.
“He pays strong tribute to the Royal Alfred Yacht Club for its work in starting the sport of yacht racing: ‘No club achieved more in shaping the worldwide sport in its formative period than Dublin’s Royal Alfred YC, Wherever amateur sailors are coming to the line, racing under nationally agreed regulations, they are sailing in the wake of the pioneering yachtsmen of Dublin Bay.’”
– Tom MacSweeney, This Island Nation blog at afloat.ie.
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~ Iain McAllister ~
I’m interested to see that Hal Fisk says the first singlehanded race was an 1872 event in Ireland. What about the one that was sailed on the Clyde on 4 July 1863, reported in detail in Hunts?