This vintage book is a fascinating treatise on the historical relationship of English Royalty and the sport of yacht racing. Much like horse-racing, yachting is a sport of kings, with it being first introduced by Charles II at the Restoration. “Royal Yachts” explores the history of English yacht racing and analyses its popularity, influence, and develop from its introduction to modern times. Full of interesting information and astute observations, this volume is highly recommended for hose with a keen interest in the history of the sport, and would for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.