Vigilant and Britannia Duelling for the Queen's Cup

Steven Dews

TitleVigilant and Britannia Duelling for the Queen’s Cup
ArtistSteven Dews
Image Size (W x H)35 x 26 ins
Edition Size350
Price £350.00

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During the 1894 Scottish racing season, spectators were treated to one of the most exciting races ever witnessed on the Clyde. The Queen's Cup rules stated that there must be a minimum of 3 yachts on the start line. Britannia and Vigilant required another challenger for the Cup in order to start the race. In a very generous gesture, the owner of Marjorie, Mr. J Coats, entered his yacht with no hopes of beating the two other racing giants.The weather was perfect, with a light to moderate southerly breeze. Britannia led from the start with Vigilant in hot pursuit and, as was to be expected, the hugely outclassed Marjorie fell behind very rapidly . Marjorie was half an hour behind the other yachts by the end of the first circuit. As the race ended, Vigilant took line honours from Britannia by a margin of only 67 seconds. However Britannia won the race on corrected time.

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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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