Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Release - Dorade: The History of an Ocean Racing Yacht

Yesterday I was very pleased to have received a copy of Doug Adkins fine book entitled Dorade, The History of an Ocean Racing Yacht. The book has recently been released in a limited edition run of 250. I have never seen a book so well done. The book comes in a fabric bound box and includes a set of drawings including the sail plan, accommodations and construction plans, a high quality image of the cover shot and a leather book mark that is a copy of the famous lapel ribbon worn during the ticker tape parade back in 1931.

I received the following thoughtful note from the author.

The book is the most complete history about the boat that can possibly be imagined and includes all kinds of information about Olin, Sparkman & Stephens and related matter. Granted it's expensive at $250 but based on this publishers previous effort: Lines by Olin J. Stephens II, it should appreciate rather quickly. When the Lines book was released it was done so in two formats: a limited edition run of 250 with fabric covered slipcover and a standard run in plainer binding. The limited edition version cost $250 as well. The limited edition copies are now trading for as much as $2,300.

Click here to access the Dorade book website and learn how to order the limited edition version. A "standard" trade edition of the Dorade book is also available for $65. It is a hardbound copy with dust jacket. Click here for ordering instructions.

Thanks Doug for sending us a copy and congratulations on a monumental achievement.

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