The World's Oldest Active 118'Sailing Yacht
"CARIAD", a Welsh word meaning 'beloved', was built in
1896 by Summers & Payne of Southampton, England
for Lord Dunraven. Her graceful features span 36m LOA
and 5.7m beam to displace 80 tons. She was the
prototype of the racer/ocean cruiser reaching a sailing
speed of 15 knots. Today, "CARIAD" is the oldest active
wooden-hull yacht capable of circumnavigating the world.
We recently received some photographs of the Cariad during her around-the-world
cruise from 1952 to 1953 from Vernon Penrose, a crew member of Cariad at that
time. These photos were scanned and sent to us by his daughter, Kym Clayton.
Thank you very much, Vernon, for sharing your memories with us, and thank
you, Kym, for scanning and e-mailing the photos.
[ old photographs ]