Here's a fascinating fact: towards the end of the sixteenth century,  the mathematician Simon Stevin was commissioned by Prince Maurice of Nassau to experiment with 'sail-cars'.  Surely, he reasoned, it had to be possible to travel along a flat beach at impressive speed, propelled by the sea breeze?  Despite this early insight, it was to be another three hundred years before sand and land yachting was actually born.
The brothers André and Benjamin Dumont designed their first vehicles in 1898 and it wasn't long before competitions were being organised at the French resort of Berck.
In the meantime, sand and land yachting has spread around the world.  The international FISLY federation brings together clubs in every continent who are involved in the most spectacular forms ot this exhilarating sport.
For the first time ever, the best sories and most stunning photos from all over the world have been brought together in a single book. This special anniversary publication deserves a place on the bookshelf of every sand and land yachting enthousiast!