An event of the Royal London Yacht Club, this regatta was likely held off the southern coast, and is dated 1925. The most likely candidate for the racing schooner is WESTWARD, the two-masted yacht just clearing the club launch which served as the turning mark. Three yachts of the club, designated by the numeric ranks on their upper points of the gaff sails, run near her. A fifth is interestingly painted on the work's edge intentionally by the artist.
The artist often painted contemporary scenes from first-hand observations, rather than the historic records and models from which he produced his clipper ship images. Historic subject matter blends well with the strong artistic quality of this work to create an exceptionally nice period yachting scene by this actively sought after artist.
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