Regatta by Douglass Wallop 1981 W. W. Norton HC/DJ
New York: Norton, 1981
The binding is in acceptable condition, the pages are clean except for a bookplate in the front. The cover is in good condition, the jacket is faded and edge worn. Good. Hardcover.
Regatta deals with a thirty mile, 150 boat sailing race on the Chesapeake and with the lives of some of those who take part. Its focus is a memorable duel between the haves and the have nots. Mel Fontaine is a crack international yachtsman who steps down in class to race his fifty eight foot blue ribbon yacht against ordinary weekend sailors. His chief adversary is a young boatyard owner named Harry Crowder, who in his much smaller sloop gives Fontaine all he can handle in a thrilling encounter at the finish line. It is filled with people and with the striking vistas of water and sky that characterize the broad, beautiful world of the Chesapeake.(#0000180)