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The Cutter Yacht "Volante" 59 Tons Winning the Royal Thames Yacht Club First Ocean Match at Harwich June 4th 1864
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth; Day & Son Ltd.; R & A Ackermann
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1865
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 in x 26 in
Nomenclature: cutter yachts; Royal Thames Yacht Club
Classification: ship portraits
A starboard-side view of the cutter yacht winning the Royal Thames Yacht Club First Ocean Match at Harwich on June 4, 1864. 21 competitors entered the race that was from Lower Hope to Harwich. Behind her is a crowded harbor full of dressed ships and race spectators in small rowboats cheering the yacht's victory. The yacht was also notable for being altered to 59 tons in the manner of the "Americans"-- with a long hollow bow and a short after-body of considerable fullness-- during a time when many people were against a change in yacht design.