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Rainbows & Dragons

The Fortunate Life of Yachtsman Gordon 'Wingnut' Ingate

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Rainbows & Dragons by Ross Bob
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Gordon Ingate's illustrious sailing career spans international campaigning in Dragons and 5.5 Metres, offshore racing and the America's Cup. His Caprice of Huon was top scorer in the Australian team in the 1965 Admiral's Cup, Australia's first appearance. In 5.5 Metres, he won the Scandinavian Gold Cup in 1969 and Kiel Week in 2001. Crewed by Rob Thornton, he also represented Australia in the Tempest class at the 1972 Olympics. He campaigned for the America's Cup with Gretel II, and continued sailing her in Australia, a valuable benchmark for the 1983 America's Cup winner, Australia II. He later returned to the Dragon class where, at the age of 91, he won the Prince Philip Cup Australian championship for a fourth time in January 2018. Rainbows & Dragons is the fascinating story of Gordon Ingate's life in and around the sailing world.

Author Biography

Bob Ross began sailing at the age of ten in the P-class trainer at the Plimmerton Boating Club in New Zealand; he progressed to the two-handed Z-class then three-handed Idle Along. After working in Wellington and New Plymouth as a journalist, Ross moved to Australia in 1955, aged 24 and worked on newspapers as a general reporter. At the Sun-Pic, in his spare time, he started a general boating column and began covering sailing. Through Finns he met Colin Ryrie, the 1964 Olympic representative and 1964-65 Australian Finn class champion, who recruited him to be first editor of Modern Boating magazine. After six years, Ross resigned and went freelance to become yachting correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and to write books. With Ken McLachlan, business partner and advertising manager, he founded Australian Sailing, Australia's first all-sailing magazine, in 1976. He sold the magazine to the Yaffa Publishing Group of leisure magazines in 1986, and remained as editor until 2003.
Release date Australia
June 18th, 2019
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Pages
240
Illustrations
202 Illustrations
Imprint
Boatswain Books
Dimensions
140x216x13
ISBN-13
9781912724154
Product ID
31032946

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