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High wire act

This wonderful image from G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design of Shamrock II’s huge jackyard topsail being raised at Rothesay, Isle of Bute in 1901 made The Herald Scotland magazine’s Saturday Portfolio spot last weekend. Try … Continue reading

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America’s Cup history

G.L. Watson designed four America’s Cup challengers: Thistle (1887), Valkyrie II (1893), Valkyrie III (1895) and Shamrock II (1901). Sadly they don’t feature as moving images in the Gary Jobson AC History series below. It was just too early for … Continue reading

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Return of the Dragon

The beautiful Fife yachts return to the Firth of Clyde this year to pay homage to the waters of their birth from 28 June to 5 July. After an initial rendezvous on ‘Fairlie Roads’, moored at and anchored off Largs … Continue reading

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More “Big Class” on Film, 1899

Evidence of libraries and archives increasingly digitising their collections, and therefore making them more accessible, was unfolding before our eyes during the research for Martin Black’s book G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design. The Library of … Continue reading

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