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The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes


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The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Vanda sailing broad reach, 1913

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The 6 Metre Vanda glides gracefully across the open waters, capturing the essence of early 20th-century yachting. This photo print, taken in 1913 by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, showcases the sheer beauty and power of this magnificent sailing boat. With its sleek design and gunter rig sail, The 6 Metre Vanda exemplifies the elegance and craftsmanship synonymous with international rule yachts during this era. Its skilled crew skillfully navigates through the wind as it sails on a broad reach, showcasing their expertise in handling such a vessel. Located off the coast of England's Isle of Wight, Cowes has long been recognized as a hub for sailing enthusiasts. The Kirk family, led by Arthur Henry Kirk and his son Edgar WP Kirk, were renowned boat builders in Cowes who crafted exceptional vessels like The 6 Metre Vanda. The monochrome composition adds an air of nostalgia to this image while emphasizing the dramatic contrast between light and shadow. It transports us back to a time when sailing was not only a sport but also an expression of adventure and freedom. As we gaze upon this remarkable photograph print captured by William Umpleby Kirk - another talented member of the Kirk family - we can almost feel the salty breeze against our faces and hear the sound of waves crashing against its hull. It serves as a timeless reminder that even amidst changing times, there will always be those who find solace in harnessing nature's elements for

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