Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

The Fabulous 40s'- Order this stunning limited edition book now

by Sail-World on 18 Jan 2012
Flash Gordon squeezed by Ramrod and Yellow Jacket - Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

The Farr 40 One-design Class is unique within the world of offshore yacht racing, having been a pathfinder during a period of great change within the sport. While major events around the world like the Admiral's Cup in the UK and Kenwood Cup in Hawaii were in terminal decline, this 40ft Bruce Farr® designed yacht has shone like a beacon on a distant shore.

The lavish, limited edition The Fabulous 40s book produced with the support of long-time Farr 40 Class sponsor Rolex, tells the story behind this remarkable Class.

Lavishly illustrated with more than 350 pictures, many of them double page spreads taken by some of the best photographers in the world, including Carlo Borlenghi, Daniel Forster, Kurt Arrigo and Australia's Francolini, this 240 page book captures the close racing and comradeship between crews competing in many of the best locations in the world. This is a book for all yacht race enthusiasts and lists the results of all the Rolex world championships from 1998-2011 as well as owners and their yachts.

Bob Fisher tells a great story, he is a raconteur and the images are just wonderful. Having been on the startline for two of those World Championships, its just great to relive some of those moments.

To view sample pages http://issuu.com/pplmedia/docs/thefabulous40s?mode=embed&layout=http://skin.issuu.com/v/light/layout.xml&showFlipBtn=true!click_here

To order your copy of 'The Fabulous 40s', http://southatlanticpublishing.com/f40_order.htm!click_here or click the banner below

For further details and other books by Bob Fisher including Legends (Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race) and an Absorbing Interest (America's Cup), visit www.Southatlanticpublishing.com
T Clewring - GenericWildwind 2016 660x82Newport Boat Show 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Star Sailor League - Szabo and Ducommun take Championship and $25,000
The Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam champions are George Szabo (USA) and Patrick Ducommun (SUI) after a thrilling fo The Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam champions are George Szabo (USA) and Patrick Ducommun (SUI) after a thrilling four-boat final in light winds on Lake Neuchatel. It was the only race in a total of ten that the pair had won. They take the US$ 25,000.00 first prize.
Posted on 13 Sep 2015
Star Sailors League - Finalists decided on Lake Neuchatel
The third day of the Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam was “on hold” for hours The third day of the Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam was “on hold” for hours due to a lack of breeze on Lake Neuchatel, and finally called off at 1600. Races 8 & 9 will not be held.
Posted on 12 Sep 2015
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas
Get copies of Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive book on the America's Cup Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing.
Posted on 17 Dec 2014
Star Sailors League- Mendelblatt and Faith fire up to take Final
The Star Sailors League is over for another year with a new champion after four days with a total of twelve races. The Star Sailors League is over for another year with a new champion after four days with a total of twelve races. The class was blessed with four glorious days of sunshine and generally brisk winds, although on finals day it was at it’s lightest with the wind down to 15 knots at the best The first race of the day saw four of the top ten – numbers 2-11 (in the qualifying rounds) eliminated.
Posted on 7 Dec 2014
Star Sailors League- Rookie rockstars pump above their weight in Stars
Three beginners to the class, Jorge Zarif (BRA), Giles Scott (GBR) and Ivan Gaspic (CRO) fill the eighth to 10th places One of the more interesting facets of the Star Sailors League finals is to be found in the Sailing Instructions. Item 1.2.2 reads; 'If signaled by the race committee in accordance with RRS Appendix P5, pumping, rocking and ooching will be permitted when the wind speed exceeds 6 knots as measured at deck level on a race committee boat. This changes STCR rule 35.'
Posted on 6 Dec 2014
Volvo Ocean Race- Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms
The world's top sailing correspondent, Bob Fisher reports from Cape Town on the start of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience
Posted on 20 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race- Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg
Team SCA skipper Sam Davies talks openly about the challenges of the first leg for the female crew A quiet chat with Sam Davies after the Skipper’s Press Conference allowed me to understand the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 better. Sam had had time to reflect on the highs and lows for Team SCA and which ones were the most important.
Posted on 19 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race- In Port races do count
One might be forgiven for believing that the inshore races in the Volvo Ocean Race count for little but that is far from One might be forgiven for believing that the inshore races in the Volvo Ocean Race count for little but that is far from true, as was displayed by the seven boats that raced off Cape Town today, yet there were to distinct approaches to this three-times round a windward/ leeward course. Firstly the skippers had to decide how much of a windward part I came first or whether indeed it was
Posted on 16 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race- Big breeze for Practice Racing in Cape Town
Today, there were 26 knots of wind from the north-west, enough to call a halt to the Pro-Am racing Today, there were 26 knots of wind from the north-west, enough to call a halt to the Pro-Am racing, but just the right amount for the seven teams to pit their wits in a 6.4 nautical mile treble triangle practice race.
Posted on 15 Nov 2014
Volvo Ocean Race- Vive la Difference!
The Volvo Ocean Race winner arrived just seven days ago and the other six boats remarkably finished within 48 hours. The Volvo Ocean Race Fleet winner arrived here just seven days ago and the other six boat finished within 48 hours. That, in itself, was remarkable, but what has happened in the meantime is quite staggering.
Posted on 13 Nov 2014