One Hundred and Forty Years of Rothschild High-Performance Yachting
- Publication Date: November 29, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419722806
- Page Count: 240
- Rights: World English, excluding France
The exciting history of the Rothschild family’s fleet of racing yachts, all named Gitana, is recounted in this new book. Beginning on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in 1876, when Baroness Julie-Caroline de Rothschild christened her schooner Gitana, through to today, when Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his Gitana Team participate in major international races, this is a tale of technological innovation and a family’s passion for excellence, aesthetics, and performance. Each generation has left its imprint on the Rothschild racing tradition, with continued success. In this book, stunning new and archival photographs, along with drawings, plans, and thrilling first-person accounts of yacht races, bring the family’s quest for excellence to life.
About the author
Diane Elisabeth Poirier is an art historian and specialist in the history of fashion in sports. She has organized numerous exhibitions and contributed to biographies of photographers and women artists.