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A lavish survey of the worldâ€™s most prestigious yacht clubs. The world of the yacht club is steeped in tradition and the aura of social exclusivity. This handsome volume is a gorgeous yet refined collection of photographs of the worldâ€™s top clubs, where the spirit of sportsmanship is combined with an appreciation for fine living and elegant society. From Italyâ€™s Yacht Club di Genova, one of the oldest on the Mediterranean, to the storied New York Yacht Club, which held the longest recorded winning streak in sports by winning the Americaâ€™s Cup 150 years in a row, this book features the fifteen yacht clubs most important to yachtingâ€™s remarkable culture. These clubs are distinguished by history and tradition, as well as their central role in the social calendar. Among the yacht clubs featured are the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the current defender of the Americaâ€™s âˆª the fabled Yacht Club de France; the exotic Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club; and the Yacht Club de Monaco, with its new showcase headquarters designed by Sir Norman Foster.