Category Archives: Boat Shows

1962 National Boat Show

This photo was taken at the 1962 National Boat Show at Earls Court, London. The dinghy on the left is an example of the Wineglass class, designed in the late 1950’s by Trevor Kirby, and built by a number of … Continue reading

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1965 International Boat Show

This picture was taken at the 1965 International Boat Show at Earls Court, London. The show ran from the 6th to 16th January. In the foreground is a Crystal class and behind is a Diamond class yacht, both Alan Buchanan … Continue reading

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1961 London Boat Show

This photo is from the 1961 London Boat Show, held at Earls Court. The yacht on the left is a Brabant class sloop and the smaller boat to the rear is a Crystal class, both designed by Alan Buchanan. I’m … Continue reading

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6th National Boat Show

While the National Boat Show began in 1954 at Olympia, London, the levels of public interest soon demanded a larger venue and in 1957 the show moved to Earl’s Court. By the time of the sixth National Boat Show the … Continue reading

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2nd National Boat Show

The second National Boat Show, like the first, was held at the Empire Hall, Olympia, London. The show ran from December 29th 1955 to January 10th 1956. Up until the Second World War, sailing was very much a sport for … Continue reading

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