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80 years of Sailing aboard The Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound

Bloodhound  John Rae

The Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound is celebrating its 80th year at sea.

Built in 1936, Bloodhound was one of 3 yachts constructed to the 12 metre handicap rule by the world famous Camper & Nicholsons’ yard in Gosport.

Formerly owned by the Royal Family in the 1960s, the yacht was used for both racing and family sailing. HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Anne both learned to sail on her during their annual summer holiday in the Western Isles of Scotland. HRH Prince Philip also had much success competing with her at the famous Cowes Week regattas around the Isle of Wight. Bloodhound is one of the most successful ocean racing yachts ever built, winning a long list of Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) races and even crossing the Atlantic to compete in Bermuda.

Sailing from Oban Marina each August, the fully restored 63 foot Royal Racing Yacht charters around the stunning Western Isles.  Perfect for groups of up to 8 or individuals who wish to step back in time aboard this icon of British sailing. Crewed by former HMY Britannia Royal Yachtsmen, guests can choose to sit back and relax while on board, or help the Skipper and crew ‘man the ropes’.

For further details on chartering Bloodhound contact the Events Team on 0131 555 8800 or email: events@tryb.co.uk.

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