The First English Yachts 1660

By C.G. ‘t Hooft, published October 1919


In the few lines by Pcpys on Nov. 8th, 166o, when he says: “Mr. Pett is to make one to outdo this for the honour of his country” the birth of English yachting is recorded. That there was no slavish copying, but rather a new departure is evident from Evelyn’s note of October 1st, 1661, when he mentions the King’s other new pleasure boat (the Catherine built by Peter Pett at Deptford) as built “frigate-like.”

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