Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Scottish Islands Class

In December 1928 the Clyde correspondent of Yachting Monthly reported that “something in the nature of a mild sensation has been caused in local yachting circles.” The existing racing classes had all got scattered and consideration was being given to a new class.

The next month the magazine reported that Alfred Mylne had designed the new boat and five owners had placed orders with McGruer & Co and commented “Fitted as auxiliaries the new boats will not be very fast, especially in view of their moderate sail spread.” The new class was to be known as the “Scottish Islands.” They were launched around the beginning of June 1929.

Eventually there were twelve yachts in the Class, of which ten happily survive. This blog is dedicated to them and their numerous owners and friends down the years.

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