Setting Sail in America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff's S Class Sailboats (Hardcover)

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By Alan Silken, Cory Silken (Photographer), Fred Roy (Foreword by)
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About the Author


A lifelong sailor, Alan Silken has been campaigning Firefly with his son, Cory, since 2005. In the past, Alan first started racing his wooden Comet Class sailboat while in high school as a member of the Narrasketuck Yacht Club on Long Island. In college, Alan was a member of the New York University sailing team, and won the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate High Point Skipper Trophy in 1969. While attending Yale School of Medicine, Alan was an active competitor at the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club. More recently, Alan along with his wife, Karen, son, Cory, and daughter, Lindsey, cruised the waters of New England from Marblehead, Massachusetts to Long Island Sound aboard their sloop, Illusion. Foreign sailing venues have included the Saronic Gulf of Greece, the Cote d'Azur, Antigua, St. Martin, and the Bahamas. Alan has been published in Sail Magazine, a number of poetry magazines, and two volumes of poetry. As Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S Class, Alan serves to promote classic yachts and publishes The Curved Mast, the newsletter of the Narragansett Bay S Class. This book evolved from a passionate interest in the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, especially the S boats and the remarkable Americans who were the early owners of these extraordinary little yachts. Cory Silken biography: Cory Silken is one of the world's preeminent yachting photographers. From his Gallery in Newport, Cory travels the globe on assignment for some of the top superyacht shipyards and regatta sponsors, and accepts private book commissions from many discerning superyacht owners. His poster editions are distributed worldwide through vendors such as art.com and Ikea, and have appeared as set dressings on numerous TV shows and movies. He is honored as the 11th Hour Racing Visual Ambassador, promoting environmental sustainability through yachting. Visit www.CorySilken.com to learn more. Alan and Cory are active competitors aboard their Herreshoff S boat, Firefly, in the Narragansett Bay S Class with home port of Newport, RI. Together they won the season championship in 2010 and 2011.Fred Roy is Commodore of the Narragansett Bay S Boat Fleet
Product Details
ISBN: 9780998556529
ISBN-10: 0998556521
Publisher: Seapoint Books
Publication Date: July 26th, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English