The earliest pioneer boat builder was Charles Bailey, later called senior when his son of the same name entered the trade. Junior also built Daisy, one of the first B class cutters which also raced for NSSC. But the most significant yacht for RAYC was Junior’s Speedwell, which he built in 1907 for “Wilkie” Wilkinson whom we regard as our founder. She raced, almost continuously, for 33 years.
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