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The Great Days of Yachting Collection

A selection of beautiful marine photographs by Kirk & Sons of Cowes charting the history of yachting from the late 19th century to the 1930s. Enjoying royal patronage, Kirk & Sons captured a bygone age of the sport; the sport of royalty, the rich and the privileged. Their maritime subjects included sailing yachts, steam yachts, early flying boats, power boats, warships and liners; as well as remarkable portraiture of the British Royal Family and other European royalty.

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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Cremona crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Americas Cup challenger Shamrock IV sailing without topsail, 1914. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 76 ton schooner Lisette under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: 1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The sailing yacht Sea Belle under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The studio of Kirk & Sons of Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 1935
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Claude Grahame-White hydroplane, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The hydroplane Brunhilde. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: A group onboard sea sled Miss England, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The cutter Shamrock beating to windward. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 147 ton ketch Thendara sailing upwind. 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The magnificent schooners Germania and Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 6 Metre Stella, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Queen Mary aboard HMY Victoria and Albert, 1931. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter Britannia sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The ketch Cariad and schooner Irma racing downwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 96 ft ketch Julnar, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Izmes two 150 hp engines, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Studio portrait of George V taken aboard HMY Victoria and Albert, c1935. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, c1908
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Christening Group for the Yugoslavian Bakar, J Samuel White and Co, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 1931
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The Prince of Wales and Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, 1908
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Prince Arthur on board HMY Victoria and Albert, c1925. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The yawl Joyce sailing in good wind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The owners cabin on steam yacht Venetia, 1920. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The launch of Shamrock IV with H. M. S. Victory in the background, May 1914. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The yawl Wendur sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The schooner Pampa. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: PS Princess Mary, July 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The steam yacht Westoe, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: White Heather, Meteor III and Brynhild racing in the Solent, 1905. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The Russian Imperial Yacht Standart at Cowes, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 3 masted auxiliary schooner St George, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The yawl Meander sailing in close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 7 Metre class Anitra (K4) and Ginevra (K7) race downwind, 1912. Creator
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The 7 Metre class Endrick, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The Royal Thames Yacht Clubs motor launch Salee Rover, 1912
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Bonas motor launch under way, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Sioma and Ejnar race downwind, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The schooner Astria sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Egyptian motor launch in shed, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: The sailing yacht Saevuna, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
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The Great Days of Yachting Collection: Queen Mary and King George V on board HMY Victoria and Albert, 1930. Creator


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