For those suffering the worst of winter right now, here’s a bright sunny image – even in monochrome – from the mid-1890s.
Lufra was G.L. Watson & Co. design number 299, of 1894. Built by Peter MacLean of Rosneath on the site of the present incarnation of the famous Silvers yard, she measured 30 feet (9.1m) on the waterline and 40 feet (12.2m) on deck.
Her sweet profile and mid-section can be found in Martin Black’s exquisite biography of her designer: G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design.
Such scenes will burst into colour on the Firth of Clyde this summer with the return of the quinquennial Fife Regatta.
~ Iain McAllister ~