British Yachts & Yachtsmen

A transcription of the 1906 book British Yachts and Yachtsmen, a frankly patrician history of yachting from the C17 up to the C20.

April 16, 2019

Motor Yachts

April 16, 2019

BYY Sepia

July 28, 2018

Royal Southern Yacht Club

The Royal Southern Yacht Club was founded in 1840 at Southampton, and is therefore, apart from the Squadron, the senior yacht club in the neighbourhood of […]
July 28, 2018

Chapter 14 – Colonial Yachting

The final chapter in the book covers yachting in the ‘colonies’. This mainly deals with activities in Australia and Canada, reviewing major yacht clubs, significant challenge […]
July 28, 2018

Colonial yachting – Australia

The Royal Perth Yacht Club of Western Australia Like many other institutions, this club owes its existence to a process of evolution which commenced in the […]
July 28, 2018

Colonial yachting – Canada

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club This club was founded in 1852, the year after the great race around the Isle of Wight, when the schooner-yacht America won the […]
July 28, 2018

Canada Cup 1896

The Canada’s Cup Race commencing August 25, 1896 – First Day The series was to be the best two out of three races. The first race was […]
July 28, 2018

Canada Cup 1899

The Canada Cup, August 22 1899 – First Day The first race for the cup was triangular, and was sailed off Toronto Island on August 22, […]
July 28, 2018

Canada Cup 1901

The Canada Cup, August 10, 1901 – First Race The first race was triangular, with a strong north-east wind and heavy sea. The Invader was double reefed, the Cadillac single […]