A History of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club 1871 – 2012
The book “A History of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club 1871 – 2012” by Andrew Pool is on sale for £20 (plus P&P £3.50 to UK).
The book, which is 288 pages with hundreds of illustrations, charts the history of the Club in detail from its founding in 1871, through the World Wars, to 2012, and includes many fascinating chapters such as those recording the Royal Patronage and Notable Members.
Some comments received so far:
It was just a few days before lockdown last March that you gave me your RCYC History. I have had it on my table next to my chair in front of the fire ever since. Over the months I have dipped into it regularly and I have read it all, some of it twice or more. It has been a great companion. I never cease to marvel at all the stuff you got together and how masterly you presented it. All sorts of people I had never heard of are like old friends. Each section reads like a good story, whether it be racing, cruising, the fortunes of the women, or the building itself. It is quite the best yacht club history I have read and brings it all to life. Anyway, I enjoyed it all enormously and am full of admiration for your diligence and clarity. Thank you for filling many a locked-down evening with such vivid pictures. I’m sure it’s very good history too. CT
I returned from the supper last night and took your history into the sitting room to give it the once-over. Experienced in reading these things, I was expecting a catalogue of dates, events and winners. Two hours after taking up the sofa I tore myself away from the book; it is a triumph. I can easily see why it took so long to complete. TW
I picked up my copy and am amazed at the depth of research you undertook! It is a fascinating volume....... CONGRATULATIONS!!! EG
I must compliment you on the excellent result of all your labours. Clearly you spent many hours researching and talking to many people to gather all the background information. Having done all that you had to compile it into the resulting compelling history of the club. RH
I have just completed reading your book from cover to cover – my congratulations on a fine piece of work which members will treasure. NA
I must take this opportunity to congratulate you on a superb publication! HH
… thank you so very much for the wonderful book you have produced. My family and I are having hours of pleasure reading it. ET
Please contact the Club for further information.
The Log of the Owl – July 1914
The log of the OWL was found in the library of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club late in 2011. Enquiries of the Club’s officers were unable to establish exactly how the log had come into the possession of the Club, but it was generally agreed that it had not been in the library for long.
The log itself includes a good description of the OWL. The quality of its build can best be judged by the fact that over 100 years after launching she is still in use as a (very expensive) charter yacht.