Class: Big Five
A painting commissioned for the saloon of Lulworth
The Big Five consisted of Britannia, Terpsichore(now Lulworth), Shamrock, White Heather II and the schooner Westward (a replica exists named Eleonora).
White Heather II was a 23-Metre designed and built in 1907 by William Fife III for Myles Burton Kennedy. Subsequently she was converted to the J-Class.
Shamrock was a 23-Metre designed by William Fife in 1908 and built for Sir Thomas Lipton with the intention of challenging in the America’s Cup. However, halfway through her build the challenge was refused but Lipton decided to continue with her construction anyway.
Lulworth and Shamrock off the Needles in 1929
Lulworth racing Britannia and Westward off Cowes
Britannia leading the fleet having rounded the turning mark with the crew of Candida dropping her spinnaker as she approaches and Lulworth and Shamrock running downwind towards the mark
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