|Bloodhound was a racing yacht. She was built in June 1936 (yard number 438) for
an American Ike Bell.
She took part in numerous races like the Fastnet, Cowes, Channel Race, Benodet Race and many more. She won plenty of these races. During the war she was laid up and avoided destruction.
“Bloodhound” set out to the USA in April 1952 to compete in the 1952 Bermuda race in which she was placed second overall before returning in time that year to join Cowes Week.
After several owners and a hugely successful racing carrier, the yacht was sold to HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in January 1962.
She continued her racing carrier, even after the royal family sold her in 1969. The new owner retired her. Subsequently she was sold on again, raced some more and is now (2008) for sale again
Everyone who ever sailed the boat is of the opinion that she is a great yacht and that she sails herself! And the model seems to have the same characteristics as the full size yacht!
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