Gentleman’s Journal – The sporting antiques fit for a gentleman

By The Gentleman's Journal 13th October 2020

Because it’s never too late to start your collection….

Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques: Classic racing yacht paintings

“The British have a very close affinity with all things nautical. For centuries we have been racing each other and pushing the boundaries to go faster and point higher than the opposition; whether it be in the glorious J class of the early America’s Cup or today’s flying machines that Sir Ben Ainsley hopes to bring the cup home in. The British also have a love of collecting, which makes Montague Dawson’s paintings of classic racing yachts in the Solent, highly prized by their owners as they do not come to market very often.

This watercolour entitled First Home sums up the success of our yachting Olympians in Rio as well as the country’s love of classic yachts and all things nautical. This classic yacht with graceful lines and beauty sailing to the finish line in the Solent sums up what I feel was the golden era of yachting, which many yacht designers today are striving to replicate. There are more classic yachts being built today for racing than ever before, as are classes of One Designs from years past, with restoration of the originals as popular as new builds.

The sporting antiques fit for a gentleman

Collecting is a passion for many of us and can be all consuming, with the need to find and purchase the next item a major priority. There is nothing better than tracking down a ‘must have’ and hanging it on the wall.

This classic yacht sailing to the finish line in the Solent sums up what I feel was the golden era of yachting with graceful lines and beauty that today many yacht designers are striving to replicate. There are more classic yachts being built today for racing than ever before. The classes of One Designs from years past are also seeing their numbers swell, with restoration of the originals and new builds alike.

This particular watercolour is of a One Design day boat sailing in a brisk wind with the tide opposing. Collecting is a passion for many of us and can be all consuming with the need to find and purchase the next item a major priority. There is nothing better than tracking down a ‘must have’ and hanging it on the wall.”

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