The Bloodhound, The former yacht of Queen Elizabeth of Britain will be displayed in Edinburgh, Scotland, alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia. In its history, this racing vessel won a number of races in the south of England, and sailed across the pond to compete and race in Bermuda.
The royal family purchased The Bloodhound in 1962, and she turned out to be touted as one of the most successful open sea racing yachts. It was on this yacht that Prince Charles of Wales learned to sail. In 1969, The Bloodhound was sold seven years later, and restored in 2003 by Tony McGrail, a classic yacht restorer.
Having fallen into disrepair, the more than 70 year old yacht faced a number of recent renovations. The Bloodhound went on sale on January 8th and was purchased by the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, who are preparing to have it displayed for the public to see come April.
Rear Admiral Neil Rankin, who is the Chairman of The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, announced he was thrilled to have acquired The Bloodhound, as it is an important poece of yachting history in Britain. He stated, “We look forward to having Bloodhound alongside Britannia once more, for the public to see what a wonderful Ocean-racing yacht she is and why she was so fondly regarded by all associated with her illustruous past.”
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