Gitana: One Hundred and Forty Years of High Performance Yachting
by Poirier, Diane Elisabeth
The Rothschild family’s fleet of racing yachts have all been named Gitana. Their history begins on the shores of Lake Geneva, in 1876, with the christening of the first Gitana, a schooner, and traces the line of beautiful vessels to today’s Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his Gitana Team, who participate in major international races. The tale interweaves technological innovation with a family’s passion for excellence, aesthetics, and performance. Gorgeous archival photographs, drawings, plans, and first-person accounts of yacht races bring the Rothschilds’ quest for distinction to life.