1. ISLAND BLOSSOM - prototype for New Blossom, designed by John Leather
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2. AILSA in Firth of Clyde. Designed by Wm Fife, Junior. Built by A & W Inglis, Pointhouse 1895. Owner J B Jameson Esq.
Photograph used in The Big Class...
From: Fife Yachts
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3. MALWEN 1950. 38ft. Solani class sloop designed by Maurice Griffiths, the then editor of Yachting Monthly. The MALWEN was built in Stanley's back garden in...
From: West Mersea - photos and documents
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4. Some of Aldous's mudberths - steam yachts laid up for the winter at Brightlingsea. From the Aldous Catalogue c1936
"River Colne Shipbuilders" dates the...
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5. Steam Yacht STAR OF INDIA sale brochure page 1.
Built 1888 for Sir William Pearce. Then purchased by an American gentleman who kept her for 30 years at...
Date: After 1927
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6. The steam yacht MEDEA, sailing under the San Diego - Coronado Bay Bridge, was launched in 1904 as a private luxury yacht. She was used by the French as a...
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7. Steam Yacht in River Colne. Photo by Miss Ruffell, Brightlingsea.
Thought to be BERYL Official Number 120472, twin triple expansion steam engines, built...
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8. Steam Yacht bows, laid up along Sump. Wivenhoe
From: Wivenhoe shipyards photos and documents
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9. Spritsail barge VIGILANT of Harwich converted to a yacht in 1934 for E.H. Clifford. She was built by W.H. Orvis and Co. at Ipswich in 1904 for owners at Mistley...
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10. Brightlingsea One-Design SYBIL (No.5), later TILLER GIRL, owned at one time by John Leather, followed by MILDRED (7) (later EDWINA) and EGRET (8) --- inset...
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11. In the years before World War 2, Harwich was a regular venue for big yacht racing and the Big Class season would start with Harwich Regatta and work its way...
Date: June 1934
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12. AILSA and BRITANNIA at their best. 1895. Captain Tom Jay in AILSA, Captain John Carter in BRITANNIA. Long racing rivals but near neighbours at home in...
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13. The hulk of the 23 metre racing cutter BRYNHILD, beached in Brightlingsea creek for breaking up, after her dramatic sinking at Harwich in 1910.
Used in The...
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14. METEOR IV, designed and built in Germany 1909.
Used in The Big Class Racing Yachts page 97.
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15. British large racing schooner MARGHERITA. 1913. Designed and built by Camper and Nicholson. 162ft length overall, 100ft w.l. Captain Alfred Embling of Gosport...
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16. Owner and some of the crew of the America's Cup challenger SHAMROCK IV at Gosport in 1914. Sir Thomas Lipton in the centre.
Used in The Big Class Racing...
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17. Crew of the SHAMROCK V 1930. Sir T. Lipton's challenger for the America's Cup.
Back row 1. Charlie Dan of Wivenhoe, cook, 2. Tom Cudmore of Tollesbury,...
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18. Captains Lemon and William Cranfield at the tiller of the Valkyrie II, America's Cup challenger 1893.
Used in Gaff Rig page 152.
Used in The Big Class...
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19. Postcard - Steam Yacht ANGLIA. She appears to have a radar scanner which suggests a post-war photograph.
Raymond Frost (budge) from Tollesbury was a crew...
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20. Wivenhoe church tower looking down river. Daniell & Sons Black Boy in foreground. Steam yachts in moorings.
In "The Story of Wivenhoe", Nicholas Butler...
Date: Before 1913
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21. The steel hulled VELSHEDA thundering along off Harwich in 1934. She is preparing to round a mark before squaring away on a run to the finishing line. The...
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22. Schooner TAMESIS. The old steamer and sailing ship type of ornamental bow for many years before 1936 seen sailing on the River Colne. [DW].
The 140 ton...
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23. The blue hulled ENDEAVOUR, K4, and the green hulled ASTRA, K2, prepare for the start at Southend on Sea regatta in 1934. Both have a single reef in the mainsail...
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24. Working smack leading converted smack at West Mersea Regatta about 1937. [DW]
A Mersea smack and a gaff cutter yacht, possibly converted from a smack,...
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25. 52 footer SONYA rustles through the Solent under her spinnaker in 1905 with Captain Fred Stokes of Tollesbury at the tiller. She was designed by the American...
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26. SUNBEAM under sail. Thought to be the auxiliary schooner SUNBEAM built 1874 for Lord Brassey, Official No. 70573, broken up 1929.
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27. Peaceful calm on the Chelmer Navigation.
Douglas Went photograph
Used in The Salty Shore, page 156.
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28. Wooden yacht under construction, believed to be at Burnham on Crouch.
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29. Wooden yacht ALCESTE, just completed, at Burnham.
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30. Launch of CREOLE at Camper & Nicholson.
CREOLE Ex VIRA Official No. 149134 built 1927 Camper & Nicholson, Gosport. Twin screw composite 3 masted schooner....
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