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Video: The Big Class on Film

As part of the research for "G L Watson - The Art and Science of Yacht Design", we found this amazing film clip from the Golden Age of Yachting at the IFI Irish Film Archive in Dublin. All three competitors in this Clyde "Big Class" race were designed by G.L. Watson.

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“Having now read it cover to cover and planning to read it again, I have to Email you.

“I have to praise you on producing an informed, unbiased account of the Great man’s work and life. Reading the race commentaries had me enthralled and surprisingly egging his boats on.

“It has been long awaited for his story to be told in one publication and I praise you for you years toil in compiling this record of importance. I hope this goes some way to improving his profile which I feel has been in the shadow of Fife etc.”