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Reviews

We’ve recently been enjoying undertaking a long overdue update to the Reviews page at this blog. As the northern hemisphere days shorten – and more often than not darken – it’s often a time to reflect. This time three years … Continue reading

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All mod cons: the steam yacht Hermione, 1891

When the elegant G.L. Watson-designed steam yacht Hermione arrived at the Newfoundland port of St. John’s on 2 July 1895 on passage from Gourock, Firth of Clyde, to New York, she naturally turned heads. The seafaring citizens of such a … Continue reading

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Martin Black wins the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Awards

Martin Black, author of  G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, was tonight presented with the John Leather Award for Special Achievement at the 2014 Classic Boat Magazine Awards event in Mayfair, London. It’s the first time … Continue reading

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Classic Boat

“G.L. Watson, Britain’s Greatest Yacht Designer” That’s the no holds barred title of a new article by Martin Black in November’s Classic Boat magazine – out now. It’s beautifully illustrated with images from his book G.L. Watson – The Art … 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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Skulduggery Pleasant

Charles Paine Burgess, University of Glasgow educated naval architect and aeronautic engineer – designer of the revolutionary aluminium rig for the 1930 (13th Cup match) J-Class America’s Cup defender Enterprise – and brother of America’s Cup designer Starling Burgess,  once … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project

One of the most revealing aspects of Martin Black’s tenacious research for his book, G.L. Watson – The Art and Science of Yacht Design, is his new take on the performance of the four Watson designed, Clyde-built America’s Cup challengers: … Continue reading

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