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Bluebird The first twin-keeler

I make no apology for introducing this month what many may unkindly see as an unworthy contender for the title of a “great yacht design”; by the end of this article I will hopefully have persuaded you otherwise.

Enduringly inventive and energetic, Robert Arthur “Robin” Balfour (later Lord Riverdale), was an enthusiast whose tenacity to follow an early love of sailing lead him from the canals of Sheffield out onto the oceans of the world via the tidal estuaries of the north of.

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