August 2019 Newsletter – Sails and Sales

31st August 2019

August on the Solent is all about boating – particularly yacht racing.  Since 1826 the highlight has been Cowes Week, initially called ‘The Regatta’ and organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron.  Above is a preparatory ‘grisaille’ watercolour for a proposed painting of the royal racing yacht ‘Britannia’ to be presented to King George V by the King’s Sailing Master, Sir Philip Hunloke, also Commodore of the RYS.  ‘Britannia’ is depicted racing with the sail number K1 and flying the royal signal flag at the masthead.  The Squadron castle and signal mast are visible in the background.  The royal yacht ‘Victoria and Albert’, carrying spectators and flying the royal standard, can be seen astern.

Shop Categories

Chinese & Japanese

Latest Publications & Press

Campaign, Metamorphic and Multi-Purpose Furniture
In keeping with the theme of this newsletter, I would like to highlight two very fine dining tables from the current collection which fall under the umbrella of...
View all Publications
Prince Philip's Tour of Duty Album, Goes on Sale in Lymington - The Herald
An  astonishing photo album compiled by a member of the Royal Yacht Britannia crew on Prince Philip\'s solo round-the-world cruise in 1959 recently went on sale in...
View all Press