Claude Worth’s first voyages

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The Custom House. King's Lynne. Low Water. Claude Worth

Claude Worth’s book Yacht Cruising includes many
charming pen and ink drawings

Claude Worth became a legendary cruising yachtsman, but everyone has to start somewhere – and Worth’s description of sailing his first yacht in his legendary book Yacht Cruising is highly entertaining. Click on the thumbnails below for readable scans.

‘We who adventure on the sea, however humbly, cannot but feel that we are more fortunate than ordinary people, and that we have something which we could not tell nor they understand.’

Worth frontispiece Worth on sailing1 Worth on sailing2

Worth on sailing3 Worth on sailing4 Worth on sailing5

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