Author of 22 sailing books, including:
In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion for Craftsmanship
Fastnet, Force 10
The Low Black Schooner
A Berth to Bermuda: 100 Years of the Worlds Classic Ocean Race
Fishing Bay Yacht Club is pleased to host John Rousmaniere at our annual Winter Program on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the 4th Floor Auditorium of SunTrusts Headquarters Building (10th and Main Streets in downtown Richmond.)
One of the best known and most prolific writers on the sea, writer-historian-sailor John Rousmaniere has written 22 books and hundreds of articles. His most recent book is In a Class by Herself: The Yawl Bolero and the Passion of Craftsmanship, a biography of one of the finest of all American yachts and the people who made and restored her (including FBYC member Rives Potts.) Rousmanieres book Sleek is a collection of breathtaking photographs of classic yachts. He has written three histories of the Americas Cup, including a biography of the yacht America, The Low Black Schooner. He is now at work on the centennial history of the Newport-Bermuda ocean race.
In his talk at the FBYC Winter Program entitled The Golden Pastime, Rousmaniere will present a beautifully illustrated survey of great yachts, great sailors, great races and the great photographers who recorded them.