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TITLE
Group of Yachtsmen
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0546
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40330
KEYWORDS
yachtsmen
RNYC
Group of Yachtsmen

This photo shows a group of yachtsmen in the vicinity of Lochbroom. Shown left to right are John MacKenzie, Dan MacKenzie, John Mackenzie, Willie James and Alex Mackenzie. The letters RNYC, found on the jumper of the sailor on the left, are probably an abbreviation for the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club.

In the 1920s it was common for men from villages such as Letters, Loggie, and Rhiroy on the north side of Loch Broom to go off in the early summer and crew the racing yachts owned by wealthy landowners and businessmen. The yachting season fitted in well with the crofting and agricultural year. The peats cut in early spring along with any crop planting being finished allowed the men folk to go to the yachts for the summer and be back on the croft in time to secure their harvest.


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Group of Yachtsmen

ROSS: Lochbroom

yachtsmen; RNYC

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

This photo shows a group of yachtsmen in the vicinity of Lochbroom. Shown left to right are John MacKenzie, Dan MacKenzie, John Mackenzie, Willie James and Alex Mackenzie. The letters RNYC, found on the jumper of the sailor on the left, are probably an abbreviation for the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club.<br /> <br /> In the 1920s it was common for men from villages such as Letters, Loggie, and Rhiroy on the north side of Loch Broom to go off in the early summer and crew the racing yachts owned by wealthy landowners and businessmen. The yachting season fitted in well with the crofting and agricultural year. The peats cut in early spring along with any crop planting being finished allowed the men folk to go to the yachts for the summer and be back on the croft in time to secure their harvest. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a><br />