The story of the awe-inspiring wooden catboats unique to the Jersey Shore's Barnegat Bay is told in this pictorial history. Showcasing tales both the past and present, this narrative records the comical, sentimental, and often unbelievable stories from the sailors who have raced and cruised the majestic, 50-foot-mast A Cats since the 1920s. Information on the boats' designers, builders, and associated yacht clubs complete the account of the boats' contribution to sailing history, and gorgeous paintings and stunning, action-packed photographs illustrate the oral histories--archiving forever one of sailing's most beautiful and captivating fleets.
Gary Jobson has raced and won many international sailing championships, including the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977 and the infamous Fastnet Race. He is the author of An America's Cup Treasury and Sailing Fundamentals and is editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland Roy Wilkins coaches sailing at Ocean County College and Monmouth University and is a member of the Island Heights Yacht Club. He lives in Island Heights, New Jersey.