Tui – Sailing Sunday
I have had to photoshop the above photo as there were a few visible clues.
So the question today is – whats the boat & why she it famous?
After she has been ID’ed I will supply more details on the how I received the photo 😉
Update: The above P-Class is in fact Tui, built in Auckland by David Marks in 1952 and given to Her Majesty the Queen with the suggestion that Prince Charles might like to learn to sail in her. She is presently on loan to the ex Royal yacht Britannia from Portsmouth Naval Base. The photo was sent to me by David Balderston who visited Britannia recently while on holiday.
19-10-2015 Photo below of Tui’s display card was sent in by Greg Fenwick
12-09-2017 Input from Christopher Deane
Last month when we were in Edinburg, Scotland we went for a tour on the Royal Britannia .
I must say it is a very interesting tour. The first Yacht I have been on which carries a Rolls Royce as standard equipment.
Another interesting find was this P Class sailing yacht Tui that was presented to the Queen, during her tour in 1953 .
As a bonus today click the link to view some eye candy from the Panerai Regatta in Cannes. Photos courtesy of Classic Yacht / Guido Cantini / Officine Panerai