Ted Hood Through Hand and Eye
Ted Hood and Michael Levitt
From inventive sailmaker to innovative yacht designer to successful America's Cup skipper, Ted Hood has had a legendary career. Also legendary was his reputation as a man of few words, making him an intriguing presence in the yachting world.
Still actively engaged and sailing in his late 70s, Ted Hood here breaks his silence to tell his story in detail, from childhood sailing and boatbuilding to the secrets of Hood sailcloth; from the tactics and sail trim of America's Cup racers to the theory of the wide, shallow "delta form" of Hood yacht designs; from his influential series of sailboats named Robin to the latest jet-drive motorboats.
Containing 13 chapters, with more than 200 illustrations, this lavish book will appeal to boaters of all persuasions.
(Spring 2006) 200 pages, color illustrations ISBN 0-939511-14-2 (hardbound)