Sport: Yankee to Gosport

A boat which few U. S. racing yachtsmen could take reasonable pride in owning is George V's old hulk, Britannia. She compares to her up-to-date mates in Class J as a jubilee coach compares to a Sopwith monoplane, except that she is infinitely more expensive. Britannia was built in 1893, for King Edward when he was the Prince of Wales. Four years later, he decided she was out of style and sold her as an ocean cruiser. Somehow, Britannia found her way back to the royal boathouse and has been there ever since. Last...

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