The Yachtsman 1891–1939

Following on from the successful scanning of the entire Lloyd's Register of Yachts, AYH is currently undertaking the scanning of The Yachtsman Magazine from 1891–1939 (49 years) – 91 volumes and 37,000 pages. This will be available for purchase in late 2019.

One of the problems that bedevils researchers is getting ready access to original and reliable source material. The Yachtsman Magazine certainly fulfils that criteria. The standard of its journalism was very high, not only in terms of writing but also accuracy. It carried excellent reports from local yachting centres around the British Isles about vessels in build, naming both the builder and designer; cruisers visiting local ports; the buying or selling of individual yachts, etc, etc.

It contained very detailed reports on individual yacht races, including the America’s Cup; The Big and J Classes; the rise of the big racing schooners; the growth of motor yachting, large and small; it provided reports by class on the results for the previous year; it had lively comment on the latest rating rules and the deficiencies. You name it – The Yachtsman covered it. Finally each weekly number carried not only a fine whole page image taken by the best marine photographers of the period, but its individual reports were often accompanied by photographs of vessels or yacht owners.

We must apologize to our members and the public for not being able to advise you of the release before details appeared in the latest issue of Classic Boat.  We had been anxious to get the word out to the public in their December issue, which was unfortunately released at an earlier date than we had been led to believe. At the same time we still had some technical issues to overcome before we felt ready to give you all the good news. Those technical issues have now been resolved.

To pre-order your copy please submit a payment via the Paypal button below. The cost is £95 for non-members and £85 for AYH members, please select your option by scrolling the button. The price includes postage & packing. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you upon its release and the memory stick will be sent to your address.   


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

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