Velsheda Shows Her Paces

Steven Dews

TitleVelsheda Shows Her Paces
ArtistSteven Dews
Paper Size (W x H)34 x 24 ins
Edition Size50

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The J-class yacht Velsheda was designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson and built in 1933 in Hampshire. She was built for businessman William Lawrence Stephenson and between 1933 and 1936, she won many races and competed with other great yachts such as Britannia, Endeavour and Shamrock V.

After a distinguished racing career in the 1930s, Velsheda languished for many years on a mud berth on the Hamble. Eventually sold, her new owner set about rebuilding her with the latest in rig, sail technology and deck hardware. The result was the creation of a yacht which is both fast but which still retains her classic racing pedigree. Velsheda was relaunched on 3rd September 1997 and she spent several weeks on the sail trials on the Solent, which is a strait separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England.

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About the Artist

Steven Dews

Described by Sotheby’s of London as “the best, there’s nobody else to touch him”, Steven Dews is a man at the peak of his profession.

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