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The legendary 1930s yacht, The Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound, once owned by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will be available for charter for six weeks this summer between July and August.

Crewed by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s former Royal Yachtsmen, known as the ‘Yotties’, the yacht will be based at Oban Marina to sail the routes once taken by The Duke of Edinburgh and the royal family, including HRH Prince Charles and HRH Princess Anne, who learned to sail on Bloodhound during their annual family holiday in the Western Isles, on Britannia.

The 63 foot, fully restored Bloodhound will be berthed at Oban Marina, during which time she will be available for day charter for groups or individuals who wish to step back in time aboard this icon of British sailing. Perfect for sailing enthusiasts, private celebrations, company incentives or team building. Up to eight guests will be able to enjoy sailing through the stunning scenery of Scotland’s West Coast, and can choose to sit back and relax, or help the Skipper and crew ‘man the ropes’.

Bloodhound now belongs to the charitable trust that owns the five star visitor attraction, The Royal Yacht Britannia, in Edinburgh. Bloodhound is on view to visitors throughout the year as the centrepiece of the Royal Sailing Exhibition, apart from the months of July and August when she is in Oban.

Bob Downie, Chief Executive of The Royal Yacht Britannia is delighted to be bringing Bloodhound back to the West Coast again this summer.

“We are delighted that Bloodhound is back in the waters where she once sailed with the royal Family, as she is such an important part of British sailing history, and this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to step back in time.”

Click here to watch the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound in action.

Image copyright Bloodhound © Beken