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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boat in Dublin, Ireland.

The Big Class

Oil on canvas.

24 x 16 ins (61 x 40.5 cm)

The largest class boats racing in Dublin Bay in the late 19th and early 20th centuries could be 40 metres high from deck to top mast flag – the equivalent of 10 stories high – a spectacular sight!

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boat racing in Dublin, Ireland.

Lively Breeze

Oil on canvas.

24 x 16 ins (61 x 40.5 cm)

Gaff-rigged cutters racing in Dublin Bay. With Howth Head providing the backdrop, they cut through the swell in a lively breeze.

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Framed oil painting of old fishing trawlers in Howth, Dublin, Ireland.

Wind Abaft

Oil on canvas.

24 x 16 ins (61 x 40.5 cm)

Ringsend trawlers depicted here also held races during the Kingstown Regattas. With their intimate knowledge of the local ebbs and flows in Dublin Bay their crews were keenly sought after by the various yacht clubs for their races.

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Framed oil painting of gaff-rigged sailing boat racing in Ireland.

Abeam the East Pier Battery

Oil on canvas.

24 x 16 ins (61 x 40.5 cm)

The ‘Big Class’ yachts are seen here racing past Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The old Kingstown reverted its name to the Irish version in 1920s, and the tricolour flew off the mast on the East Pier. Gaff-rigged boats such as these soon gave way to the familiar Bermudian rigged boats we see today.

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boats racing near Belfast.

The Protest Flag

Oil on canvas.

30 x 20 ins (76 x 51 cm)

A racing rule infringement causes the aggrieved boat to raise a red protest flag. The Fairy Class sailboats are seen here racing past their home clubhouse of the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club as they have been doing since the inception of the class in 1901.

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boats racing near Belfast.

Crossing the Line 1927

Oil on canvas.

30 x 20 ins (76 x 51 cm)

Lulworth crosses the line just ahead of Shamrock IV, with White Heather trailing third, in the first race of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club’s annual Regatta of 1927. Shamrock IV was designed by C.E. Nicholson for Sir Thomas Lipton and sailed under the burgee of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boats racing in Dublin Bay.

Duelling 21s

Oil on canvas.

30 x 20 ins (76 x 51 cm)

Designed by Alfred Mylne and built between 1903 and 1908, the Dublin Bay 21s were commissioned by the Dublin Bay Sailing Club. They carried an astonishing 600sq ft of sail while gaff rigged, refitted to Bermudian in later years. Some of the surviving boats are currently undergoing a rebuild.

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boat Irex.

Hauling Up Around the Mark

Oil on canvas.

36 x 24 ins (91 x 61 cm)

In 1886 the annual Kingstown Regatta was held; with “half a gale blowing” it featured two yachts racing in the Big Class - Irex and Marjorie. Irex, depicted here with ‘two reefs in’ was owned by John Jameson of the distillery family and was one of the most successful racers in her class at the time.

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Framed oil painting of classic sailing boats Howth 17.

Reaching Home

Oil on canvas.

30 x 20 ins (76 x 51 cm)

The oldest one-design keelboat racing class in the world, the Howth 17-footer was designed in 1897 by W. Herbert Boyd. The current fleet numbers 21 boats, all based in Howth and the class still races to this very day with gaff rig and jackyard topsail.

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Framed oil painting of tall ships Asgard II, Dunbrody and Jeanie Johnston.

Tall Ships Racing

Oil on canvas.

36 x 24 ins (91 x 61 cm)

In 2005 the Tall Ships Race began in Waterford, routing to France, England and Norway. Three Irish Tall Ships took part - The Asgard II, Dunbrody and Jeanie Johnston. Here they are depicted passing to port the East Kish buoy off Bray, Co. Wicklow .

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