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The Journal of the Association of Yachting Historians is published annually as a printed glossy magazine distributed free to our membership, and contains original articles and research news, reports on our group visits both in the UK and overseas, and details of recent publications by members.  It is compiled and edited by Henrietta Smyth, who also keeps a small stock of spare printed copies available to members on request. 

Please contact her on: henrietta.26@btinternet.com

Download the latest Journal here 


We are sorry to have to record the recent death of the following long-standing members of our Association:

Luigi Lang,  we regret to learn that, on 13th April 2019, Dr.Luigi Lang passed away. His invaluable contribution to classic yacht design and racing is remembered by his long-standing friend and colleague John Lammerts van Bueren. Please click here for the full text

Jeremy Lines,  who died on 13th November 2018, was one of the earliest members and stalwarts of the AYH.  He was apprenticed to Fred Parker at the Dorset Yacht Co. but spent most of his working life with Camper & Nicholsons, where he ended up as Technical Director and voluntary archivist. An exceptional designer and brilliant seaman, his charm and generosity as well as his many skills deserve a lengthy obituary which the AYH will publish in due course.

Jack Dalmeny , who died on 15 th  November aged 85, was, with Maldwin Drummond, a founder of the AYH in 2004 and, with Jennifer, was the guiding hand for our early meetings, at the Royal Albert Yacht Club and at  H.M.S. President  on the Thames.  His book on those members of the Royal Naval Yacht Club who held the Victoria Cross showed his determined interest in the byways of sailing history, as was his current work tracking down unrecorded club trophies.  A fuller obituary will follow. 

Honorary Members :
Admiral Sir Jonathan Band, KCB; Rear Admiral Roy Clare, CBE; Clare Francis, MBE; Lt. Cdr. Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, CBE, RD, RNR; John Rousmaniere; Mikkel Thommessen

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