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Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe
Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe
Pilot Cutters Under Sail: Pilots and Pilotage in Britain and Northern Europe

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    • Imported from USA.

    The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern
    Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy
    and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small
    number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors
    and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.

    Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other
    working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength
    and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of
    particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough
    and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an
    enviable reputation.

    This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched
    history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most
    experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves,
    their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the
    competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the
    differences between the craft of disparate coasts – of the Scilly
    Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild
    coastline of Norway – and weaves into the history of their
    development the stories of the men who sailed them.

    Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and
    open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book
    will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and
    enthusiasts of traditional boats.

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