The classic 63 foot Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound was craned out of the water this week, as part of her maintenance programme by Britannia. It was a spectacular sight to see this beautiful 1930s racing yacht lifted on to a cradle on the quayside, and our Photographer in Residence was here to capture the event.
Britannia's maintenance team will work alongside Royal Yachtsmen, or 'Yotties' who served on board Britannia when she was in Royal service to clean and paint her hull. The interior accommodation will then be refitted to be more in keeping with the original design when Bloodhound was in Prince Philip's ownership.
Traditionally, every summer, the Royal Family would have spent two weeks' holiday on Britannia, sailing around the Western Isles of Scotland, accompanied by Bloodhound. HRH The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal both learned to sail on her. Bloodhound is normally on display alongside Britannia, but each July and August she is based at Oban Marina and is available for private charter to sail around the stunning Western Isles.
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