The Yachtsman 1891–1939

Following on from the successful scanning of the entire Lloyd's Register of Yachts , AYH have now completed this, our latest historical yachting resource project and it is available for purchase.

One of the problems that bedevils researchers is getting ready access to original and reliable source material. The Yachtsman 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, profiles of yachting personalities etc.

It contained very detailed reports on individual yacht races run by clubs great and small, including the America’s Cup; The Big and J Classes; the rise of the great 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 their 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.

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To order the USB stick please make a payment via the Paypal button below. The cost is £85 for AYH members and £95 for non-members. Please select the appropriate option. The price includes postage and packing. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you and the memory stick will be sent to your address.   

No data contained on the USB memory stick may be published without the written consent of the Association of Yachting Historians Publications Ltd.
  

         
    

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Honorary Members :
Admiral Sir Jonathon 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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