R. T. PRITCHETT
THE MARQUIS OF DUFFERIN AND AVA, K.P.
REV. G. L. BLAKE, T. B. MIDDLETON
EDWARD WALTER CASTLE AND ROBERT
G. CHRISTOPHER DAVIES, LEWIS HERRESHOFF
THE EARL OF ONSLOW, G.C.M.G., H. HORN
SIR GEORGE LEACH, K.C.B., Vice-President Y.R.A.
ILLUSTRATIONS BY R. T. PRITCHETT
AND FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
By R. T. Pritchett
The innate love of the
English for everything connected with seafaring, roving
and adventure, burst prominently forth in the time of
Queen Elizabeth, when Drake and Raleigh showed what
could be done in small craft in 'ocean cruising,' and,
with early Corinthian crews from Devon and the brave
West, sallied forth and straightway laid the foundation
of our navy, and our present numerous fleet of yachts.
In 1604 an early designer, one Phineas Pett, built a
yacht for Henry of Wales; and to him the Navy was much
indebted for general improvement in line and build
throughout the early part of the Stuart dynasty.
Restoration we begin in earnest the History of Yachting,
and find King Charles II. taking most enthusiastically
to yacht building and even racing. That mine of wealth
for the details of every-day life, that minute recorder
of modes and................