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The Great Days of Yachting

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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great days yachting/1894 built schooner xarifa sail 1899 creator
The 1894 built schooner 'Xarifa' under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/96 ft ketch julnar 1911 creator kirk sons
The 96 ft ketch 'Julnar', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/studio kirk sons cowes isle wight august 1935
The studio of Kirk & Sons of Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 1935
 
great days yachting/hole torn hull rms olympic collision hms hawke
Hole torn in the hull of 'RMS Olympic' after the collision with 'HMS Hawke'
 
great days yachting/sailing yachts cross start line creator kirk
Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/claude grahame white hydroplane 1912 creator
Claude Grahame-White hydroplane, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/hydroplane brunhilde creator kirk sons cowes
The hydroplane 'Brunhilde'. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/group onboard sea sled miss england 1922 creator
A group onboard sea sled 'Miss England', 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/izmes 150 hp engines 1913 creator kirk sons
Izme's two 150 hp engines, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/cutter shamrock beating windward creator kirk
The cutter 'Shamrock' beating to windward. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/147 ton ketch thendara sailing upwind 1939
The 147 ton ketch 'Thendara' sailing upwind. 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/princess wales prince edward prince albert barton
The Princess of Wales with Prince Edward and Prince Albert, Barton Manor, Isle of Wight
 
great days yachting/christening group yugoslavian bakar j samuel
Christening Group for the Yugoslavian 'Bakar', J Samuel White and Co, Cowes
 
great days yachting/cutter shamrock sailing close hauled 1912 creator
The cutter 'Shamrock' sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/prince princess wales royal naval college osborne
The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, 1908
great days yachting/prince wales prince edward royal naval college
The Prince of Wales and Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight
 
great days yachting/prince arthur board hmy victoria albert c1925
Prince Arthur on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1925
 
great days yachting/yawl joyce sailing good wind 1911 creator
The yawl 'Joyce' sailing in good wind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/owners cabin steam yacht venetia 1920 creator
The owner's cabin on steam yacht 'Venetia', 1920
 
great days yachting/americas cup challenger shamrock iv sailing topsail
America's Cup challenger 'Shamrock IV' sailing without topsail, 1914. Creator
great days yachting/launch shamrock iv hms victory background
The launch of 'Shamrock IV' with H.M.S. Victory in the background, May 1914
 
great days yachting/yawl wendur sailing close hauled 1913 creator
The yawl 'Wendur' sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/schooner pampa creator kirk sons cowes
The schooner 'Pampa'. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/magnificent schooners germania waterwitch 1911
The magnificent schooners 'Germania' and 'Waterwitch', 1911. Creator
 
great days yachting/6 metre stella 1914 creator kirk sons cowes
The 6 Metre 'Stella', 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/ps princess mary july 1911 creator kirk
'PS Princess Mary', July 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/steam yacht westoe 1911 creator kirk sons
The steam yacht 'Westoe', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/white heather meteor iii brynhild racing solent
'White Heather', 'Meteor III' and 'Brynhild' racing in the Solent, 1905
 
great days yachting/russian imperial yacht standart cowes 1909
The Russian Imperial Yacht 'Standart' at Cowes, 1909
 
great days yachting/3 masted auxiliary schooner st george 1911
The 3 masted auxiliary schooner 'St George', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/queen mary aboard hmy victoria albert 1931
Queen Mary aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1931. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/76 ton schooner lisette sail creator kirk
The 76 ton schooner 'Lisette' under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/handsome racing schooner waterwitch 1911 creator
The handsome racing schooner 'Waterwitch', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/7 metre class anitra k4 ginevra k7 race
The 7 Metre class 'Anitra' (K4) and 'Ginevra' (K7) race downwind, 1912
 
great days yachting/7 metre class endrick 1912 creator kirk
The 7 Metre class 'Endrick', 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/bonas motor launch way 1912 creator kirk
Bona's motor launch under way, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/sioma ejnar race downwind 1912 creator
'Sioma' and 'Ejnar' race downwind, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/schooner astria sailing close hauled creator
The schooner 'Astria' sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/handsome racing schooner waterwitch 1911 creator
The handsome racing schooner 'Waterwitch', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/royal thames yacht clubs motor launch salee rover
The Royal Thames Yacht Club's motor launch 'Salee Rover', 1912
great days yachting/bonas motor launch way 1912 creator kirk
Bona's motor launch under way, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/egyptian motor launch shed 1911 creator kirk
Egyptian motor launch in shed, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/sailing yacht saevuna 1911 creator kirk
The sailing yacht 'Saevuna', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/queen mary king george v board hmy victoria albert
Queen Mary and King George V on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1930. Creator
 
great days yachting/three mast auxiliary schooner invincible 1911
The three-mast auxiliary schooner 'Invincible', 1911
great days yachting/three mast auxiliary schooner invincible 1911
The three-mast auxiliary schooner 'Invincible', 1911
 
great days yachting/hamble river class dinghies racing close hauled 1921
Hamble River Class dinghies racing close-hauled, 1921. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/le jade h21 norwegian antwerpia iv h1
'Le Jade' (H21), the Norwegian 'Antwerpia IV' (H1) and 'Ventana'
 
great days yachting/motor yacht atair way 1914 creator kirk
The motor yacht 'Atair' under way, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/steam yacht jason 1913 creator kirk sons
The steam yacht 'Jason', 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/23 ton motor yacht kiwi way 1914 creator
The 23 ton motor yacht 'Kiwi' under way, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/duke duchess york aboard hmy victoria albert
The Duke and Duchess of York aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1935
 
great days yachting/libertys motor launch alongside liberty 1914
Liberty's motor launch alongside 'Liberty', 1914
 
great days yachting/250 ton schooner germania sails close reach 1911
The 250 ton schooner 'Germania' sails close reach, 1911
 
great days yachting/wolseley hydroplane 1912 creator kirk sons
Wolseley hydroplane, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/prince albert barton manor isle wight 1909
Prince Albert, Barton Manor, Isle of Wight, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/libertys motor launch alongside liberty 1914
Liberty's motor launch alongside 'Liberty', 1914
 
great days yachting/queen mary prince henry aboard hmy victoria albert
Queen Mary and Prince Henry aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1933
 
great days yachting/duke duchess york aboard hmy victoria albert
The Duke and Duchess of York aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1933
 
great days yachting/sailing yachts yankee astra velsheda 1935
Sailing yachts 'Yankee', 'Astra' and 'Velsheda', 1935. Creator
great days yachting/princess wales prince edward prince albert barton
The Princess of Wales with Prince Edward and Prince Albert, Barton Manor, Isle of Wight
 
great days yachting/221 ton gaff rigged cutter britannia sailing
The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter 'Britannia' sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator
 
great days yachting/cutter sophie sailing upwind creator kirk
The cutter 'Sophie' sailing upwind. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/7 metre anitra foreground nelta downwind leg
The 7 Metre 'Anitra' (foreground) and 'Nelta', on downwind leg, 1911
 
great days yachting/ketch palatina way 1911 creator kirk sons
The ketch 'Palatina' under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/beautiful schooner meteor iv 1911 creator
The beautiful schooner 'Meteor IV', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/221 ton gaff rigged cutter britannia sailing
The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter 'Britannia' sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator
 
great days yachting/norada britannia maudrey sailing gentle winds
'Norada', 'Britannia' & 'Maudrey' sailing in gentle winds, 1913
 
great days yachting/the lady anne spray deck sailing close hauled 1912
'The Lady Anne' spray over deck, sailing close-hauled, 1912
 
great days yachting/gaff rigged cutter bloodhound sailing close hauled
The gaff rigged cutter 'Bloodhound' sailing close-hauled, August 1911. Creator
great days yachting/magnificent schooners germania waterwitch 1911
The magnificent schooners 'Germania' and 'Waterwitch', 1911. Creator
 
great days yachting/schooner flying foam sailing close hauled good wind
The schooner 'Flying Foam' sailing close-hauled in a good wind, 1910. Creator
 
great days yachting/steam yacht volage way 1911 creator kirk
The steam yacht 'Volage' under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/19 metre norada launch camper nicholsons boat yard
The 19-metre 'Norada' launch from the Camper & Nicholsons boat yard, Gosport
 
great days yachting/gaff rig sailboat bunty close hauled 1921 creator
The gaff rig sailboat 'Bunty' close-hauled, 1921. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/6 metre wamba ii lanka sailing reach 1914
The 6-metre 'Wamba II' and 'Lanka' sailing on a reach, 1914. Creator
 
great days yachting/ketch cariad schooner irma racing downwind 1911
The ketch 'Cariad' and schooner 'Irma' racing downwind, 1911. Creator
 
great days yachting/king george v queen mary aboard hmy victoria albert
King George V and Queen Mary aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1933
 
great days yachting/hydroplane izme way 1913 creator kirk sons
The hydroplane 'Izme' under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/duchess york aboard hmy victoria albert 1933
The Duchess of York aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1933
great days yachting/queen mary duke duchess york aboard hmy victoria
Queen Mary with the Duke and Duchess of York aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert'
 
great days yachting/yawl moosk way 1912 creator kirk sons cowes
The yawl 'Moosk' under way, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/7 metre yacht pinaster k8 sailing spinnaker 1913
The 7 Metre yacht 'Pinaster' (K8) sailing with spinnaker, 1913
 
great days yachting/6 metre correnzia the whim snowdrop run 1911
The 6 Metre 'Correnzia', 'The Whim' and 'Snowdrop' on a run, 1911
 
great days yachting/britannia sails close hauled 1931 creator
'Britannia' sails close-hauled, 1931. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
great days yachting/hmy britannia sunk july 1936 creator kirk
'HMY Britannia' before being sunk, July 1936. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/schooner meteor iv 1911 creator kirk sons
The schooner 'Meteor IV', 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/6 metre the whim l6 correnzia racing downwind
The 6 Metre 'The Whim' (L6) and 'Correnzia' racing downwind, 1911
 
great days yachting/sailing yacht sea belle way 1911 creator
The sailing yacht 'Sea Belle' under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/saunders motor launch slipway ready launching 1908
Saunders' motor launch on slipway ready for launching, 1908
great days yachting/cremona crashes wave 1913 creator kirk
'Cremona' crashes through wave, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/cutter wenda light winds 1912 creator kirk
The cutter 'Wenda' in light winds, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/8 metre class yacht norman h1 sailing close hauled
The 8 Metre class yacht 'Norman' (H1) sailing close-hauled, 1911
 
great days yachting/king george v queen mary duke duchess york aboard
King George V, Queen Mary, the Duke and Duchess of York aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert'
 
great days yachting/prince edward royal naval college osborne isle wight
Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, c1909. Creator
great days yachting/6 metre vanda sailing close hauled 1914 creator
The 6 Metre 'Vanda' sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/6 metre vanda sailing spinnaker 1914 creator
The 6 Metre 'Vanda' sailing with spinnaker, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/1st earl birkenhead daughter board yacht isle
1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925
 
great days yachting/studio portrait george v taken aboard hmy victoria
Studio portrait of George V taken aboard 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1935
 
great days yachting/prince princess wales royal naval college osborne
The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight
great days yachting/three mast auxiliary schooner invincible 1911
The three-mast auxiliary schooner 'Invincible', 1911
 
great days yachting/yawl meander sailing close hauled 1913 creator
The yawl 'Meander' sailing in close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
 
great days yachting/royal thames yacht clubs motor launch salee rover
The Royal Thames Yacht Club's motor launch 'Salee Rover', 1912
 
great days yachting/prince edward royal naval college osborne isle wight
Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, c1909. Creator
 
great days yachting/prince edward royal naval college osborne isle wight
Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, c1909. Creator