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Exclusive Yachtclubs

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by Svante Domizlaff



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160 pages, bilingual (German / English).

New York, Hamburg, Monaco, Palma, London: Among the yacht clubs worldwide there are a few of outstanding significance because of their history, their sporting activities and their role model function in society. The once eccentric old boys clubs became companies with modern corporate structures, ready and capable to organise great sport.

This book takes you behind the scenes and shows for example, how the Royal Club Nautico Palma de Mallorca changed: from a jet set hangout around actor Errol Flynn, hero of many pirate movies, to one of the most important yacht clubs worldwide – and this under the active patronage of the Spanish royal family who was always keen on sailing.

Not only in Spain, but all over the world, influential and tradition-conscious personalities like the Aga Khan, the Roosevelts or members of the British royal family played and still play a part in the social and sporting success of yacht clubs. Therefore yacht clubs cultivate and maintain values like tradition, sportsmanship, seamanship and etiquette until today.

The book „Exclusive Yacht Clubs“ explains the structures of exclusive yacht clubs – their meaning, their history, the people who left their mark, the ships that sail under their pennant, and how to become a member today.

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