Racing, Cruising and Design

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1951 UK, hardcover with dustjacket 340 pages, with over 400 plans, photographs and diagrams. In good condition. Bookseller Inventory # P10450

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Title: Racing, Cruising and Design
Binding: Hardcover
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Fox, Uffa
Published by Peter Davies, London (1948)
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Book Description Peter Davies, London, 1948. Hardcover. Book Condition: In quite good condition. Third Impression. Demy folio, [27.75cm/11inches], full chrome-embossed Wedgewood-blue cloth sans dust jacket, pp. 340, indexed. Illustrated with over b-w halftones, schematics &tc. Please feel free to ask for particulars and/or additional photographs. . Uffa Fox was born on the Isle of Wight and was raised in East Cowes. He was responsible for many of the developments which have contributed to the modern popularity of Dinghy sailing. He first introduced the technique of planing to dinghy racing, and was influential in the introduction of trapezing. In about 1943 he designed a 27 ft lifeboat to be dropped from Vickers Warwick aircraft when rescuing downed aircrew or mariners; its deficiencies led to the more sturdy American A-1 lifeboat. An example of this craft and of others built and/or designed by Fox are in the collections of the Classic Boat Museum at East Cowes, Isle of Wight.[2] These boats could be released from under the aeroplane retarded by six 32 ft diameter parachutes. Although initially adapted for the Warwick, the lifeboat was subsequently also carried by Air-Sea Rescue Lancasters and B-17 Flying Fortresses. The museum also holds a large collection of photographs by and about Fox. He became a friend of the Duke of Edinburgh in 1949 and they raced together at Cowes Week on many occasions. They raced on Fox's Dragon "Fresh Breeze" or the Duke's 'Royal' Dragon "Bluebottle" He also took the Royal children sailing at Cowes. Apart from having a highly successful racing, cruising and sailing career, he ran successful boat design and boatbuilding businesses in the south of England. He designed many of the significant classes of boats around today, including the planing International 14, the Foxcub and Super Foxcub, the Flying Fifteen, the Flying Ten, the National 12, the National 18, the Albacore, the Firefly, the Javelin, the Pegasus Dinghy, the Jollyboat and the Day Sailer. Many of his designs exploited the wartime developments of moulded plywood, extruded aluminium, Tufnol etc. In addition to dinghies he designed several keel boats all loosely based on the same concept as the flying fifteen, with separate fin keel and rudder. They were very light weight compared with other boats of the era. Huff of Arklow for Douglas Heard was 30'-0" on the waterline and Flying Fox for Fred Brownlee was 35'-0" waterline length. Uffa Fox designed the Britannia rowboat, used by John Fairfax, used for the first solo-rowing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean in 1969.[5] The Britannia was described as "the Rolls-Royce of rowboats, made of mahogany." It was self-righting, self-bailing and partly covered.[5] He also designed Britannia II , used by John Fairfax and Sylvia Cook to row across the Pacific Ocean in 1971 through 1972. His character is perhaps best indicated by an escapade whereby he led a group of Sea Scouts, without their parents' consent (they thought it was a weekend sailing camp), across the English Channel and up the Seine to within a few kilometres of Paris in a 25 ft open boat. Bookseller Inventory # 26276

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Fox, Uffa
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Book Description Ashford,Buchan and Enright, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2898158

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Fox, Uffa
Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Profusely illustrated large format volume. With over 400 plans, Photographs and Diagrams. (1948)
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Book Description New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Profusely illustrated large format volume. With over 400 plans, Photographs and Diagrams., 1948. Book Condition: Very good. Third printing. Hardcover. Very good condition in slightly worn dust jacket. Age spotting to the binding. Internally clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 8508

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Fox Uffa
Published by Ashford Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 0907069150 ISBN 13: 9780907069157
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Book Description Ashford Press, 1985. Cloth. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Reprint. High quality reprint of this classic work of 1937 on Yachts. 340pp, heavily illustrated. VG copy in dw, spine faded as usual. Heavy - please enquire for overseas postage costs. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 014688

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Book Description C. Scribner's sons. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B00086F3EE Charles Scribner's Sons; New York, 1938. Hardcover. First edition. Good, previous owner personal note about math conversions in ink on front free endpaper, some shelf wear, fading to spine, few soiled spots to boards and spine, small abrasions to buckram of board corners/spine edges, sunned pages, binding a bit shaky but sturdy and intact, handwritten conversions in ink on page 338, moderate foxing to front/back matters, some wear/soiled spots to text block edges/fore-edge, without Dust wrapper. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 340pp., indexed, b&w illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1017870

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Book Description 1948 Peter Davier, London Mapas, fot. y diagramas en b/n. 340 p. 28x21 cm. Enc. tela c/sobr. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (vaixells, barcos, nautica, navegacion). Bookseller Inventory # 44246

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Fox, Uffa
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1938)
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 400401

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Published by Peter Davies, London (1948)
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Book Description Peter Davies, London, 1948. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Author (illustrator). 1st Edition. Condition is good+ with dust wrapper which is rather grubby and has tears to the top and bottom of the spine. A piece measuring about 2"x2" is missing at the bottom of the spine. Printed on wartime standard paper which was of poor quality and the pages are discoloured towards the edges. Boards and inside of dust wrapper show signs of mould. Otherwise a nice clean copy. Items posted to destinations outside the UK will be charged AirMail at cost plus an additional GBP5.00 insurance/tracking charge. 340 p. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000051

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Published by Peter Davies, London (1948)
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Book Description Peter Davies, London, 1948. Reprint. Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on spine and decorated in silver on upper board. In a good plus dustwrapper which has some closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,340. Numerous illustrations and plans. Bookseller Inventory # 21526

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Published by London Peter Davis 1948 (1948)
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Book Description London Peter Davis 1948, 1948. Third Edition 4to. clothbound hardback. 340pp. with over 400 b/w plans, photographs and diagrams. Previous owner's bookplate to ffep. Impact dents to boards and foot of spine, slight dampstaining to edges of boards and spine. A Good, Sound copy overall. (Shelf 92) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.25+kg) ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. Bookseller Inventory # 44277

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